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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41 comments:

Michelle Cummings said...

so very pretty and cheery!

menatra said...

Those eggs look great! Thanks so much for explaining the watercolour pencils, I never knew they existed but looks like something that would be fun and easy to use. I like the fact that I can do this myself and with my small children. Thanks again.

Mandy said...

these look amazing...thanks for the idea..i will certainly do these with my 3 little children that love to do all things art..oh, i have never drawn onto wet surfaces with water colour pencils..thanks for the tip...take care and happy weekend...xxx

Stephanie ;) said...

Now I've found another way to play with my watercolour pencils! Thanks for sharing! :)

Kay said...

prettiest eggs ever! I always liked to wrap eggs in onion skins, put them in the toe of a stocking ,knot it tight and boil in water...makes a lovely marbeling

Uniflame said...

This looks so lovely!

MitziMakes said...

So pretty!

dale said...

Love it! Looks like you are using my all time favorite inktense pencils. Gonna give it a try this Easter. Thanks for your generous idea sharing.

jabbott said...

There all so pretty i would not be able to choose a favorite

Terri said...

Yummy!

poindextr said...

these are the prettiest Easter eggs I have ever seen. Thank you for sharing the images and your technique :)

Annette said...

Love what you have done with the Easter eggs. What a great way to go about the decorating. So glad I found your site. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.
Annette

dandelion dreamer said...

oh they are TOO GOOD TO EAT!!!!!

☼Carolina Artesanías☼ said...

Nice, I love it!!
from Chile
c@

EDEN said...

love these eggs...great, great idea!!!1

Rayanne said...

I love this idea...I'm going to try it and then I will post the outcome. Yours are LOVELY! following along!

Creative Grammie said...

What great looking eggs! This is such a wonderful alternative for decorating eggs. TFS!

Joan Shannon Jung said...

I love how you "nested" the eggs! So beautiful. I think I will do this for an Easter table center.

Jessi Bishop-Royse said...

So lovely!!

artistaprilcole@gmail.com said...

These are simply adorable! Love how you applied the watercolors and wonderful doodles :]

med nål och tråd said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Wendy Walker Cushing said...

Sweet! I love watercolor pencils. Just shared your link on my blogs FB page. Thanks.

Jessie said...

These are stunning, and I'm definitely going to give them a try this easter. I blow the eggs, just like you did with the doodle-eggs. Will I be able to varnish them if I've used the watercolour paint? Will it run? Will the sharpie run?

melifaif said...

These are beyond cool. I love it!!!

heather yalin said...

these are adorable! and they look like a lot of fun to work on too.

andrea coutinho said...

simplesmentes lindos!!!
vou dar a dica no meu blog tá ! me visite!
bjs!

Bettina Groh said...

My Mother always painted my eggs with watercolors...( back in the dark ages before packages of Paaf egg kits)

camobel said...

It can't work in reality, that's exactly what I think.

Sue said...

These eggs are beautiful! I do a primitive form of pisanke with wax on my Easter eggs, never thought to use my water color pencils! What an excellent idea! And definitely more kid friendly than hot wax on the stove.

Cheryl said...

Love these! A great excuse to pull out the watercolour pencils! Thanks for sharing!

JS said...

Very pretty but okay to eat? I've been reading up on silk eggs and those aren't safe to eat.

Denise V said...

I love these and can't wait to try them! Thank you!

Shannon's Beauty Sales said...

These are just too pretty! What wonderful ideas! Thank you for sharing!

RiaCestaLily said...

so beautiful... Very good idea and thank you for sharing :D
I want to make it too... :D

Sinplan said...

You gave me a great idea ;)

JILL SHOPE said...

I love this idea! These eggs are so creative and beautiful! Thanks for the great project idea!!!

Erin @ One Crazy Lady and Six Great Kids said...

Your eggs are gorgeous...I love them. Would you mind if I feature them, and a link to you, in a Top 10 Easter Egg Tutorials blog post I'm doing?

You can check the post here. http://claybabies.blogspot.com/# If you'd rather I delete you, I will do so.

Thanks, Erin =]

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

Your eggs are beautiful! You're so talented. I'm glad I ran across your blog on Wilderness Wife. I'm pinning this one to my Easter board. So glad you shared!

Debbie

Annette B said...

Your eggs are adorable but are they safe to eat?

kayeo said...

I love everything Alisa does. Never thought of watercolors or WC pencils. I'm going to try my watercolor crayons too.

Neesie Davis said...

You didn't need to use vinegar to make the water color paint stay?
These are so pretty! Love this idea!

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