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Easter eggs
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Published: April 20, 2014
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Tie-dye technique, not entirely successful, but not a total fail either :D
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3693x2435px 4.57 MB
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NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D300
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
50 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Apr 20, 2014, 11:23:02 AM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 Macintosh
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I think they're pretty!
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photofairy General Artist
Yay! Thank you :heart:
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These are gorgeous! :D 
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Thank you! :heart: :)
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WorldWar-Tori General Artist
I really like that middle one!
and the front right :la:
Definitely not a total fail :D I still have to find a tie-dye technique that actually works myself :hmm: Awesome stuff!

& Happy EasterEaster Bunnytard 
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photofairy General Artist
Thank you, I really appreciate it :hug: The biggest problem for me was that the eggshells cracked when I swirled them around the metal colander. Next year I'll try with a plastic one. The middle egg is done using an old technique from my country (Serbia). We pick leaves and flowers and then, using a sheer stocking cut in squares, tie up the egg with the leaf, and then dye. The original way is to cook the eggs in water filled with onion skins, for the reddsh-brown natural tinge, but I used food colouring since I already had it. You can also tie a rubber band around the egg and dye it like that, for a stripy look :)
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You're welcome.
Oh don't feel bad on that, like a dope I just dropped the eggs into the water to boil and like 5 cracked :slow: because I thought water was gonna make the pan pillow soft or something I guess?

On that sounds interesting! I may have to try it one day!
I've done the onion skin thing before :nod: I think I actually found that on here :O

I've always used white crayons for designs in them. It doesn't dye the crayon just the rest of the egg :nod:
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photofairy General Artist
Haha, ouch! Well, I babied mine, made sure I heated them from cold water then gently simmered.. And then I smashed them in the colander :D I feel there's a bit of a conspiracy against me doing the Easter eggs, I've been trying for years (3) and the results are underwhelming. I'll get it right next year, I swear :giggle:
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I always forget to do that part! I always put them into boiling water :noes:

:giggle: I feel the same way :stare:

I pull them out individually with a ladle! Perhaps that will help you!
I think together next year we can have perfect eggs ;)
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