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White-on-Black Snowflake Motif
Black and white fabrics, lace trims and textiles are always popular in interiors. In fact, a black-and-white design is suitable for both a rustic farmhouse and an elegant city home. A collection of these eggs looks fantastic on display in a rustic ceramic bowl on a crocheted doily. You could also turn these eggs into hanging ornaments – they would look great hanging from a tree with crocheted snowflakes.

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© 2020 Katya Trischuk / Search Press · Reproduced with permission. · ‘Egg Art’ by Katya Trischuk ISBN: 9781782218494 RRP: £9.99 Publisher: Search Press (Unless it isn’t a Search Press book! Double check this) Available from www.searchpress.com
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  • How to make a decorative egg. Black And White Snowflake Egg - Step 1
    Step 1

    Close up the hole in the bottom of the egg. Using a
    pencil, divide the egg into eight equal sections by drawing a horizontal and vertical line to create a cross, then adding four diagonal lines. Repeat on the other side of the egg, making sure
    the lines on both sides join up. On both sides, draw a dot where all the lines cross in the centre, then add a circle of eight petals to create a daisy shape.

    Go over your linework with beeswax, drawing the lines boldly so they stand out, and let dry.

  • How to make a decorative egg. Black And White Snowflake Egg - Step 2
    Step 2

    Continue to embellish the two daisy shapes, adding swirls and straight lines that fan out in the same direction like a windmill. To create the snowflake motif, draw the outline of a star around the ‘windmills’ on both sides of the egg.

  • How to make a decorative egg. Black And White Snowflake Egg - Step 3
    Step 3

    To make the snowflakes more ornate, use the stylus pen and beeswax to fill the inside of the two stars with leaf-like shapes, then draw another star outline around the first and edge it with a series of tiny loops – think of these as a lace trim.

  • How to make a decorative egg. Black And White Snowflake Egg - Step 4
    Step 4

    Turn the egg slightly and fill in the empty spaces between the points
    of the stars with more details to make the design look like a fancy doily. Here, each space has been filled with a simple cross and small daisy. Let the beeswax dry.

  • How to make a decorative egg. Black And White Snowflake Egg - Step 5
    Step 5

    Once both snowflakes are drawn and all the sections filled in,
    submerge the egg in the black dye for 10 minutes or so, then remove and blot dry with a paper towel.

  • How to make a decorative egg. Black And White Snowflake Egg - Step 6
    Step 6

    Hold the egg close to the candle flame and start removing the melting wax with a tissue. Keep turning the egg, holding it
    near the flame and gently cleaning off the wax.

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