Snowflake Pysanky


In 2011 I began experimenting with acid etching.  These pysanky were made with that technique: wax was applied to an emptied white egg, the exposed surface was etched to provide a bit of depth/relief, and then the etched are was dyed. 

Dyes, for the most part, do not take as well when the cuticle of the egg has been removed, so the reds are not very vibrant.  The egg was then drenched with oil, and the wax removed with a heat gun. I applied a thin coat of varnish to protect the color.  Since these were meant to be ornaments, findings were glued over the drain holes.


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