My painting technique is as primitive as my designs, but we had fun doing it and the kids loved their little eggs (Zach stashed away the ones he painted in his treasure chest before I could take a photo). Check out MamaRoots' tutorial on the process, and her amazing beautiful story eggs! My burned and blistered fingers have a renewed, deeper appreciation for her talents :)
Monday, April 05, 2010
Does anyone smell burning flesh?
I was inspired by MamaRoots to try out a new project this weekend. We had some wooden eggs from Casey Wood laying about, just begging to be decoarted for spring. So I bought a small, cheap wood burner (my dear husband is gonna plotz when he finds out how many amps this thing draws). I clumsily etched out designs, and with each awkward attempt managed to singe the tips of my fingers as well. I am surprised the smell of burning flesh didn't startled anyone on board. Hmmmmm. In the end we had a nice collection of eggies waiting to be painted with watercolors.