Below are some pumpkin eggs I made in 2010.  The  lines are better, and the eggs look cleaner, because I’ve removed the pencil line while the egg was still white.

Some of the pumpkins have light horizontal striping or a blotchy finish–this is a result of defects in the egg shell.  Black dye will usually cover up such defects, but most other colors (and especially lighter ones like orange) won’t.

A few of the pumpkins have edging around the facial features to give them more depth; while the effect is nice, it’s not necessary (see second example below).  This is done by first writing in all the yellow areas with wax, and then using a wet Q-tip to rub–and lighten–the yellow dye in the desired areas.


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