Friday, April 08, 2011

watercolor easter eggs

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An easy way to create unique and colorful Easter eggs is using watercolors. Keep in mind this is not a permanent color option like dye but it is clean, fun and you can achieve all kinds really cools effects.


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I started with eggs that had been hard boiled and a set of Crayola watercolors.


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I painted a wash of color all over the surface of the egg


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and while the paint was still wet I added shapes (leaves) and let the color drip a little.


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I pulled out my watercolor pencils. If you haven't used watercolor pencils (or water soluble pencils)- they are pretty darn cool. They are like a colored pencil but after you draw on the surface, you can run a wet paint brush over them the color is dispersed and it turns into more of a watercolor wash. I also like drawing with them on a surface that is wet.


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I used my watercolor pencils to draw on the wet surface. When you draw on a wet surface it almost feels like the pencil is melting. The result is a rich and soft line that is great for details.


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I added some scribbles and messy writing throughout the surface


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and let dry.


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I created all kinds of eggs in different colors with a variety of patterns and simple designs.


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