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Wednesday, 16 March 2016

DIY MARBLED EASTER EGGS

We're getting close to Easter, guys! I've stocked up on daffodils, and the sun's been shining and making it properly feel like spring. I didn't even need to wear a jacket today when I took Bo for a walk! And for some reason, I'm really excited about Easter this year. I don't have any particular plans, but I think I'm just really looking forward to a few days off and an excuse to gorge on chocolate in the sunshine haha. That's what Easter's all about, right?


Another fun part of Easter for anyone who likes to make stuff, is obviously painting Easter eggs. I think for the past two years, I've just kept to a monochromatic theme, but this year I wanted to throw myself on the marbling trend and make some marbled Easter eggs. And I'm pretty happy about how they turned out!
To make these, I dipped my eggs in navy and white nail polish, swirled together in some water. I've done marbling projects before where I've used marbling ink using the same technique, but I've seen a lot of people around the web use nail polish in stead. So when I was unable to find marbling ink anywhere here, I decided to give nail polish a shot. I'd say overall, marbling ink is probably easier to work with, so I would recommend using that over nail polish (surprise, surprise). I did encounter a couple issues with the nail polish lumping together and sinking to the bottom, and I found that the paint didn't spread on the water as consistently. Maybe I should have changed the water in between each egg? But issues aside, the eggs pretty much turned out exactly how I hoped they would.



Now I'm off to pick some branches to put in a vase and hang these on. Have you started getting ready for Easter?

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