Where are all of my milk painters? I’ve got a simple project to share with you today just in time for Easter.
I started by hard boiling eggs and letting them cool overnight…
When I’m working on a milk paint project, I almost always use a glass jar with a lid to mix the paint in. This allows me to store any excess paint for a future project. I had several jars with just a tiny bit of paint left so I added some water and mixed up the pigment which resulted in a watercolor paint consistency.
Next, I carefully slid the egg into the jar allowing it to soak in the paint mixture for a few minutes. I splattered paint on some of the eggs with a brush. Using a plastic spoon, I slid each egg out of the jar and set it to dry thoroughly.
Prior to painting, I taped off a few of the eggs with floral tape which proved to be too heavy-duty for the delicate shell in some cases. I like the look of the watercolor eggs without tape best anyway. The dyed eggs have a very simple, organic look to them using this watercolor method. Multiple colors could easily layered on each egg if you’re looking for more pizazz in your Easter basket.