Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Just a reminder that my first Ukrainian egg demonstration is this Saturday, March 2nd, at "Artists' Mediums" in Williston, VT, from 12:00pm-2:00pm. You may also purchase Ukrainian egg decorating supplies from them if you'd like to give it a whirl after watching my demonstration!
The last three demos are as follows:
Saturday, March 9th at "Art on Main" in Bristol, Vt from 11:00am-1:00pm
Saturday, March 16th at the " Drawing Board", Art Supply Store in Montpelier,VT from 12:00pm-2:00pm. The Drawing Board also carries Ukrainian Egg decorating supplies!
Saturday, March 23rd at "Frog Hollow Craft Gallery" on Church Street, Burlington, VT from 12:00pm-3:00pm
I hope that many will come out and learn about this wonderful art, and perhaps even try it!
Sunday, February 24, 2013
We are coming up on my first Ukrainian Egg Demonstration for 2013 very soon, and I am getting ready! I hope to see you at Artists' Mediums in Williston on Saturday, March 2nd, from 12-2:00pm!
Sunday, February 10, 2013
I think my favorites from this batch would have to be the paisley eggs. These are great for people who are not confident with the accuracy of the geometric eggs. These are more free form, and there's not really a wrong way to do them. You just need to repeat the shape in varying sizes and fill up the spaces. I like to keep them to a minimum of three colors in the same color family.
All of these eggs have been blown prior to decorating. For the unwaxing, I mentioned the above oven method because it's a lot faster, and I can do multiple eggs at the same time. I use an old cookie sheet and a paper egg carton lined with pieces of paper towel. I place the whole thing in a cold oven, and heat to 195 degrees F. I put the cookie sheet on the lowest rack and when I open the door to wipe the melted wax off the eggs, I place an old kitchen towel down on the oven door. Why? Because when handling the eggs, they become slippery as you take them out of the egg carton to wipe them down. No doubt, these little devils will pop out of your hand and land on the oven door and break, thus the towel. I have lost a few this way until I got a little wiser. I will go around the paper carton and pick up each egg and give it a wipe with a paper towel, and when you can't wipe off any more wax and it is still sticky, I put that one down again and go onto the next one. I close the oven door and let it go another 5 minutes (let the oven do most of the work for you) and wipe each egg down again. It usually takes me three trips around the egg carton before I get all the eggs dewaxed and smooth to the touch. You will want to cool them down before you give them their glossy spray coat, or as mentioned above, taking pictures of them for your records.
For those of you who would like to see the process from start to finish, a gentle reminder of the schedule for my Ukrainian egg demonstrations for 2013:
March 2nd, 12pm-2pm at Artists' Mediums*, Art Supply Store- Williston, Vermont
March 9th, 11am-1pm at Art on Main Gallery, Bristol, Vermont
March 16th, 12pm-2pm at The Drawing Board*, Art Supply Store- Montpelier, Vermont
March 23rd, 12pm-3pm at Frog Hollow Craft Gallery, Burlington, Vermont
All of these demonstrations are free and open to the public!
*You will find Ukrainian Egg Decorating Supplies at both of these fine establishments! Good luck, and Good egging!
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Saturday, March 2nd from 12:00pm-2:00pm at Artists' Mediums in Williston, Vermont.
Saturday, March 9th from 11:00am-1:00pm at Art on Main in Bristol, Vermont.
Saturday, March 16th, 12:00pm-2:00pm at the Drawing Board in Montpelier, Vermont
Saturday, March 23rd from 12:00pm-3:00pm at Frog Hollow Gallery, Church Street, Burlington, Vermont.