Sunday, 4 April 2010

Easter Sunday - Paste Eggs



Paste Eggs

The origin of the word is French Pasques for Easter, after the Latin Pasca."Hard boiled eggs at Easter were known as paste eggs instead of pace eggs.

You can tie onion skins around them while they boil, this leaves a pretty pattern in the brown colour, boil in red cabbage leaves gives a reddy purple shade, wrap them in string before adding to the water and you will get a spiral effect.
When the children were small we would use Crepepaper in different colours, wrap the egg in them then spray them with water once they were dry the colour would have tranfered to the egg.

I've silk tie dyed them, made faces and painted them but this time I tried stamping on them,(with rubber stamps and not my feet)


These are my Paste Eggs, the two in the back of the picture were made by using Rubber Stamp Tapestry stamps and the one at the front was made with Glass Glitter and pearls, I don't think the one at the front should be ate ha ha.



14 comments:

Mina said...

oh wow Jak I wouldnt want to eat any of them just look at them, the fronts like a Faberge egg...gorgeous...I used to love doing the eggs with my Daughter
Mina xxx

Lisa Jane said...

They are all definitely too good to eat. Gorgeous.
Easter Blessings
Lisa ;)

Marge said...

Sooo pretty, Jak and we got a bit of history with this post! Thank you & Happy Easter to your & yours!!!

A.J. said...

These are works of art - amazing!

Amanda

Marion said...

These are lovely Jak. Reminds me of my childhood. We always decorated hard boiled eggs at easter. We had such fun doing it.
Marion

angelwhispers said...

These egg's are fab!! Can remember doing these as kid's and also with my children but obviously didn't look like these!!! lol Have a lovely Easter Jak Love Chanelle xx

Elaine Stark said...

These are beautiful. too good to eat. Elaine

My'scardcorner said...

Just beautiful reminds me of my childhood too...I just couldnt bear to break the black and white one with flowers on.Well done you
Myrax

Maryann said...

WOW JAk, they´re simply stunning. I´ve never seen this before, and I admit, I´ve never thought about this myself either, but I´m pretty sure, it´s something, I will try and do next year ha ha ha. Thanks sooo much for sharing this wonderful idea with us, and your result is just soo gorgeous.
Biiiig hugs and a Happy Easter Maryann

wendy said...

wow they look gorgeous Jak....look far too good to eat....hope your enjoying the Easter break x

sue said...

Wow! I had no idea the eggs were stamped until I took a closer look. They are stunning! Happy Easter Jak!

Mad Mary said...

Absolutely amazing Jak especially the one at the front, it's stunning.

Mary x

Katie Renz said...

Those are gorgeous Jak.

Sue said...

Gorgeous Jak.
Sue