Spring has arrived very early this year. The iris started coming up a couple of weeks ago, when normally they come up at the end of March. So in honor of the early arrival, I present this little treasure of a chicken egg in purple and green, reminiscent of a garden of irises. Do you see the rakes in the middle and the garden fencing?
I started with a brown chicken egg and waxed all the areas that I wanted to remain that brown color. After that step, I gave the egg a very long vinegar bath to get to a lighter inner layer of eggshell. With a lighter color, the dyes can be fully bright and vibrant. I dipped the egg in yellow and waxed, then light green and waxed. I washed the dye from the egg to get a paler shade of green and waxed that layer. At some point in here, I did a layer of acid lime green and waxed. Then I dipped in a medium blue, waxed, and finished up with the final color of this gorgeous purple.