Dyeing Easter eggs has long been a tradition in our family and it's still something I love to do. This year I only had an afternoon set aside to decorate the eggs, so I decided I didn't want them to be complicated. I opted not to dye them but rather to use farm fresh eggs with all their speckles and lovely colorations and to marble them with gold paint. I love their simplicity and I hope you will too!
I hard boiled the eggs and placed them on a kitchen towel to dry. Don't you just love their colors?!
Then I scrunched the wax paper and loosely opened it up again.
I used Martha Stewart Gold Liquid Gilding for the gold.
DISCLAIMER and WARNING: This paint says nothing about being food safe, so do not eat these eggs. They are for decoration only. If you want to marblize eggs that can be eaten, please look for a food safe gold paint.
This was a little clumsy, but I carefully poured out a scant amount of the liquid gilding onto the center of the wax paper and crumpled up the paper again so as to distribute the gold..
I rolled the egg around in the gilding and was careful not to "over roll" it as I didn't want a solid gold result.
DIRECTIONS FOR EASY GOLD MARBLED EASTER EGGS
Desired quantity of hardboiled eggs. Allow to cool and dry
Reynolds Cut-Rite Wax Paper
Martha Stewart Liquid Gilding Gold craft paint, or similar craft paint
First and foremost, be sure to work on a drop cloth!
Tear off a rectangle of wax paper. Scrunch into a ball and then loosely open it.
Stir the the paint well with a skewer and pour a small amount onto the wax paper. You can also use a small plastic teaspoon to transfer the paint.
Crumple the paper back up and open to distribute the paint and then open it again.
Roll the eggs, one at a time, in the gold paint until you have a marbled look. Do not roll the egg too much so that it has a marbled effect rather than being solid gold. Use fresh wax paper and reapply paint as needed.
Dry for an hour on a flat sheet of wax paper.
Use your marbled eggs on your Easter table or display them in a basket or, as I have done, on a cake stand.
WARNING AND DISCLAIMER! The paint says nothing about being food safe on the label, so I do not recommend you eat the eggs after applying the gold. Toxic ingredients could leach through the porous surface of the eggs and be harmful if ingested. If you want to marblize eggs that can be eaten, please look for a food safe gold paint.
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