The fabled “golden egg” never looked quite so cool and organic: Ours were dyed in bright colors, then brushed with copper or gold leaf. And you can get as greedy as you like -- the metallic leaf is surprisingly affordable.
- Eggs, blown or hard-boiled
- Food coloring
- Transfer adhesive
- 2 stencil brushes
- Copper and/or gold leaf
Dye eggs with food coloring as desired; let dry.
For a mottled finish, brush a very small amount of transfer adhesive sparingly onto shell. Let dry 25 minutes. (For fully gilded eggs, brush adhesive all over.)
Press metallic leaf against egg, shiny side down; burnish with fingertips. Peel away paper backing.
For a mottled finish, go over foiled egg with a dry stencil brush; bristles will remove a bit of leaf. (For fully gilded eggs, leave as is.)