Easter is right around the corner and for the last six years, I've got a tradition of coming up with a couple of egg decorating tutorials for my readers! Every year I challenge myself to get creative with all kinds of supplies.
Right now I am loving masking fluid because you can use it in a variety of ways on a variety of surfaces. I thought it would be fun to play around with masking fluid on eggs and wouldn't you know it...it worked GREAT!
Masking fluid is a latex liquid used to block out areas of a watercolor painting. Once it dries you can paint over it and retain the white paper anywhere you've applied the masking fluid. When you are finished painting you simply rub it away and you are left with white space anywhere the masking fluid was applied.
Watercolor paint or ink or dye
Variety of brushes
Using a small brush and masking fluid, I painted tiny designs on the surface of my eggs.
Once the masking fluid was dry, I painted over the top of the egg and the designs.
I let the watercolor paint dry.
Next I peeled away the masking fluid.
Once all of the masking fluid was peeled away, you are left with the white design.
I also used waterproof ink for this process and it worked really well! The color was much richer and darker than the watercolors.
I love the color and pattern in these eggs and the process was SO easy!