Ombre Easter Egg Decorations

We are now seeing ombre everywhere so though we would add a couple of ideas on how to create yummy looking ombre Easter eggs.

We have used large natural wooden egg and papier mache eggs in 4 sizes – both available for pipii.co.uk and acrylic paint and inks for this project.

The wooden eggs can be stained easily using food dyes or artist inks.

How to:

  • Make a strong mixture of ink/water (or food dye/ water).
  • Dip your wooden egg half way into the dye and leave for 30 min or so.
  • Next dilute the mixture with more water into a lighter shade and submerge the egg fully for approx 10 min making sure you watch it and hold it upright by the string while in the water.
  • The darker part already stained, will run a little and the non stained part will take the lighter dye as well as some of ‘run’ from the darker part.
  • Monitor closely so that you get the desired ombre effect and removed once you feel the egg has received enough time in the dye. This may be less than 10min. Hang to dry!
  • A ‘drip’ of neat ink at the very top (once you have removed the egg from the dye and left to dry for a couple of minutes..dabbing with kitchen towel is useful but be gentle not to create spots by pressing too hard. The intense ink at the very top might help to enhance the effect.

Ombre Easter Egg Decorations

The papier mache eggs take acrylic paint very well and with a little patience you can create wonderful matt ombre eggs with different shades of the same colour and white paint.

How to:

  • Give all eggs a white cover as underlay paint. Leave to dry completely.
  • Once dry, mix 3 different shades of the same colour.
  • Cover top ¼ in the dark shade, next ¼ in middle shade, then the light shade on the next ¼ and finishing with a ¼ of white.
  • Using a sponge, you can gently overlap all colours into each other. Use the sponge to ‘dab’ the paint into each other.
  • You may need to add a little more paint from each shade if the paint has dried but try to work quickly as this will give the best results.

Download Ombre Easter Egg Decorations craft idea in pdf format (65kb)

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