Sunday, April 6, 2014

Ukrainian Method of Decorating Eggs or Pysanky

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Ukrainian method of painting eggs called pysanky. This Eastern European art of egg decorating is similar to batik, and the method requires the use of wax and special dye.

To do this technique we used...
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kistka, a stylus used that holds the wax and allows us to draw on the egg
room temperature eggs without removing the content
Ukrainian egg dyes* (other commercial dyes won't work well)
beeswax
candle 
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For details and techniques/ tips etc., I referred to this site. Here are pictures of the outcome:
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34 comments:

  1. wow what a great job,i wanna paint a few wooden eggs that i can use year to year

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  2. So pretty but I don't think I would have the patience that it takes to do these. (Judy Cowan)

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  3. Great post! I am going to try doing this with my kids

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  4. I learned to decorate eggs like this in elementary school! It was so fun. Your egg looks amazing; good job!

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  5. they turn out very beautiful, something I would not be able to do though, I have no patience for that..lol

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  6. I love Ukrainian Easter Eggs! We attempted to decorate our Easter Eggs this way when my kids were old enough and they had a blast!

    RAFFLECOPTER NAME is Anne Taylor

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  7. That's gorgeous! I always wanted to know how to do that, thanks :)

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  8. These are so lovely! I wish I was so talented!

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  9. Wow. Those are beautiful!! Such a wonderful tradition to share.

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  10. Wow, those remind me of the Easter eggs my baba used to make. That reminds me that I should bring them out of storage for Easter coming up.

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  11. So intricate! Wow, you must have a lot of patience!
    (Julie G)

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  12. gorgeous . Thank you for the how to pictures . For sure what to give it a try

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  13. Looks beautiful, My kids would love to do this.

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  14. Wow they turned out gorgeous! I'm European and I've never tried this. Totally thinking about it.

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  15. I love the intricate detail of these eggs! I remember trying this method in school but it came out a mess with my clumsy fingers lol

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  16. wow they are so beautiful!
    (Karla Sceviour)

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  17. Wow, are they every pretty! I'd love to do something like that.

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  18. Wow the eggs are really beautiful. Great Job.
    Florence C

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  19. Beautiful! Thanx for explaining the technique!

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  20. Those are really pretty, now I want to do that with my kids.

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  21. Neat- I didn't know that! What a gorgeous way to paint eggs.

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  22. Beautiful job!. I've never tried pysanky - it requires much more talent and patience than I have.

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  23. Those look stunning!! I am not sure if I'd have the patience to do this lol

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  24. That looks gorgeous!!

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  25. Wow, those look fantastic!! Thanks for sharing - what a unique way to decorate!

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  26. I've always wanted to try this, but I'm afraid my hands are not steady enough. These are amazing.
    (Debbie W)

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  27. This is amazing, their beautiful!

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  28. That is so awesome! Great way to decorate eggs.

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  29. Absolutely stunning!! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  30. Wow! Gorgeous! :) I decorated eggs the Ukrainian method when I was younger - it's such a fun experience :)

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  31. Beautiful! I remember Ukranian Easter Eggs being done when I was young. Sadly, no one left with the skills. I'm too impatient

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