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These graphic eggs take a design cue from the printing press, where misaligned plates result in slightly skewed, or "off-register," type and images. In this interpretation, vinyl letters or narrow strips of electrical tape are applied to an egg; it's dyed, and then the letters are shifted before the egg is dipped into a different color.
What You'll Need:
- 1/4-inch-wide electrical tape
- Food coloring
- Paper towel
- White vinegar
- Vinyl letters, by C-Thru, from duall.com
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Wrap a strip of 1/4-inch-wide electrical tape (cut using a craft knife and cutting mat) around an egg. (If making alphabet eggs, apply adhesive vinyl letters to egg.)
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Make a yellow dye bath: Add one teaspoon of white vinegar and five to 20 drops of food coloring to one cup of hot water; stir it regularly to keep the color even. Submerge egg in dye bath until desired shade is reached. Dry with a paper towel.
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Peel off tape. Apply a second, same-size piece of tape, wrapping it in the opposite direction.
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Submerge egg in a blue dye bath until desired shade is reached. Dry egg again.
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Peel off tape to reveal finished egg.
When finished, you can add a handwritten name with a permanent-ink pen to make a place card or a special gift to tuck into an Easter basket.
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