Paint pens round two! I just completed a really fun Easter egg project here with grey Rit dye and turquoise and plum paint pens. This is exactly the same process, but the different colors create a completely different look and feel! This one is definitely girly and feminine. I highly recommend playing around with paint pens–the metallics are my fave. And you can use them for tons of other projects!
- Hard-boiled eggs or craft eggs (I used hard-boiled for this project because I wasn’t sure how the dye would work with craft eggs. But—I did use the craft eggs for gold leaf eggs and they worked great! I would love to know if you try them and how they worked for you!)
- RIT dye in powder or liquid (I used Fuchsia powder), Michaels
- Paint pens in tip of your preference (my favorite brand isDecocolor paint markers)
- Colors: Gold (extra fine tip)
- Egg tray
- DIY it! My egg tray is amazing–it’s just a piece of floral foam and floral t-pins stuck randomly. It worked great in letting the excess dye drip without pooling on the egg like an egg carton. Cheap, easy, and reusable (see pic below)
- Hard boil your eggs (great instructions here).
- Mix dye if using it–but you could also use the blank canvas of a white or natural-colored egg to save on this extra step. Use 1 cup boiling water and 1-2 teaspoons Rit dye per cup. Add 2 teaspoons vinegar.
- Dye eggs and let dry on egg tray. The Rit dye works like any other. The longer you leave the egg in, the darker it will be. Experiment with this one–the eggs hung out in the dye bath for several minutes to get this vibrant shade of pink.
4. Paint to your heart’s content!
I would love to see your projects! Comment below with a link or shoutout on IG: @kristiecain.
For other DIY projects, look here!