I would like to share my easter egg design idea which I really love. The technique is decoupage. It’s safe for boiled eggs (just use egg white as adhesive). Also you can decorate fake eggs the same way using another adhesive (white craft glue mixed with some water).
Materials are pretty simple – eggs and napkins (you will necessarily need white napkins and optionally color).
Also laser printer should be at hand.
There is one thing you need to prepare beforehand. It’s the design you will use. It’s not that difficult and basic skills in Photoshop or Gimp will do the job. You can simply use ready images from the Internet (resize them to fit the egg and make a white background) or just write greetings using nice fonts. Or if you like, you may download my patterns, the link is at the end of the post. As I love traveling, my design idea was about big cities. Christians celebrate Easter all over the world and it doesn’t matter where we are, we all love this day, that was the concept I followed.
Take a white napkin and separate it into layers. We need only one napkin layer. Iron it to remove any wrinkles.
Step 2: Take a copy paper and glue the upper part of a napkin to it. I recommend to glue the napkin leaving 3-5 cm down from the top of a copy paper so that your printer didn’t tear the napkin when grabbing paper. Cut the excess of the napkin.
Step 3: Print out the design using a laser printer.
Separate the napkin from paper.
It’s necessary to use a laser printer not an inkjet one.
As I mentioned already, you can create any design to your liking in a photo editor. I made patterns with such cities as Paris, London, New York, San Francisco, Berlin, Amsterdam, Moscow, Barcelona and Rome.
Step 4: Separate the egg white.
Step 5: Tear the design elements from the napkin. The napkin layer is very thin, be careful not to break the design.