Apr 282014
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decoupage eggs

Decoupage eggs

Technique of decoupage eggs!As we approach the Easter holiday, I will show you how to decorate eggs, which you can then eat, with the technique – decoupage eggs

You will need boiled eggs as many as you wish to make.A quality three-ply napkin with suitable small patterns, scissors, a raw white of an egg beaten with a fork, a flat paintbrush possibly wider and of course fantasy and desire to make decoupage eggs.

Decoupage eggs

Decoupage Easter eggs

If you have got children at home, you can also include them, it will be great fun. Here I’ll make a small parenthesis; instead of a raw egg white you can use gelatine to make decoupage eggs. And I will explain this technique.First, the eggs that you’ll decorate should be white orpossibly with the lightest shells.The more white shell is, the more the image will stand out.Wash well in advance the eggs, which you’re going to use. It is better they to be left a few hours at room temperature and not directly from the fridge. Then put them in the vessel in which you’ll boil them. Add a tablespoon of salt and pour cold water to cover the eggs, then put on the hot-plate. Once the water boils, you can go down the temperature and take the time to cook the eggs. 10 minutes is the best time to cook hard-boiled eggs.When the time to boil the eggs is over, remove them from the hot-plate, pour out the hot water and immediately fill cold water. This will prevent turning blue of the yolk.When the eggs become cool you can start the important part – decoupage eggs. Take the chosen napkins and cut out or tear off the elements you want to glue on the eggs. As I said in the beginning, it is a three-ply napkin.Take only the top layer of the napkin with the flower motif.Dip the brush in the beaten with a fork egg white and lay a coat on the place where you’ll stick the piece of napkin.

Put carefully the piece of napkin there and smooth with the brush dipped in the egg whites again, starting from the middle to the end, softly with light pressure to remove the bubbles formed between the egg and the piece of napkin.

Now leave to dry and then continue with your decoupage eggs. Cover like this each egg, if you want from all sides. You can stick only one picture, it’s your decision, but the egg becomes very beautiful covered from all sides. Let me explain how you could stick the motif with gelatine.Dissolve one packet of gelatine in 100 ml cold water and leave to swell.Put 400 ml of water to boil.Pour the swelled gelatine in the hot water and mix well until it melts.Cool and glue the pictures with it in the same way as with the egg white. Have fun, you and your children, if you decide to include them in this initiative. Be patient and you will make the most beautiful Easter eggs.

A decoupage eggs lesson!

Mar 272014
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Easter is the holiest Christian holiday that is celebrated very solemnly by all the Christians around the world.

     In the Christian religion, Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion and burial. Each holiday has different symbols, as Easter main symbols, are two:

Easter - ornaments

       – Easter eggs dying
– Easter cake kneading

      According to Bulgarian customs it’s characteristic that the eggs are dyed on Maundy Thursday or Holy Saturday, if people haven’t been able to do this on Maundy Thursday. The first egg must be dyed compulsory in red before sunrise and they used to do the sign of the cross to the first-born child in the family. The other eggs must be colourful and in the past people painted them with natural dyes.  For red and yellow shades were used walnuts or red onion peels.

 ornaments and

       Green eggs were dyed in an infusion of nettles. Different leaves and flowers of blossoming trees were used for decoration. And to this day an egg knocking game is held and the holder of the strongest egg / the fighter / is believed to be the most healthy and strong throughout the year. The first dyed red egg is placed in front of the home icon. There are customs  eggs to be exchanged and given as a present to the godparents.

 Easter cake kneading

        Also a main symbol of Easter is cake kneading. It’s a kind of a sweet flat cake with a hole in the middle where Easter eggs used to be placed. Typical for Easter cake kneading is that in our country we prepare it on Maundy Thursday and peculiar knits are used in its preparation.

To create a holiday atmosphere different effective decorations are used such as beautifully decorated eggs and Easter associated lovely objects. We show you some ideas for a beautiful decoration!

Easter cake

Easter eggs