I repeat the process with this egg, which has 4 diamond panels around the equator, and flanked by two smaller horizontal bands. It now has a top and bottom medallion. The hand painting of the dyes is a bit tedious, but it gives you more control with color sequences if you don't want to do a rinse or bleach back method. It also keeps the blue true, and is done first before the next dye, which is yellow. Had I done the blue after the yellow, it would have changed the blue to a turquoise, unless I bleached it- which might affect how rich and deep the consecutive colors would be.