Thursday, April 27, 2017


Pisanki are made with melted beeswax that is applied to an egg shell (which has been blown out with a special egg blower).  Thefirst lines on the egg will be the color of the shell, which is then placed in the yellow dye and dried carefully.  The next lines and shapes will be yellow, if you cover the yellow design with melted wax.  Putting the egg shell in orange gives you a new color to work with in wax.  Green may be added before the orange dye.  The final color will be brown, blue, dark green, purple, or black.  Finishing the process includes cleaning off the burned wax by carefully melting it in a candle flame and wiping with a tissue.  A high gloss polyurethane makes the design permanent.  These pisanki are very fragile and must be handled with care.

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