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Egg Art

My siblings would always finish dying Easter eggs at least two hours before me. While they were fighting for control of the Atari in the next room, I was agonizing over my six annual masterpieces. How could I possibly top my fur-covered egg of ’84? Or the sublimely understated, lemon-scented egg of ’82? I was convinced that my works belonged in a museum somewhere, alongside Van Gogh or Picasso.

These days I have a better sense of where my works ultimately belong –in my stomach. Yet, I am still a big fan of people who take their egg art seriously. If you, too, are on a quest for your next great masterpiece, you can find wonderful books in our collection to inspire you.


Great Book of Egg Decorating by Grazia Buttafuoco
Amazon Says: Easy to follow instructions Perfect for Easter time and to provide decoration all year round New decorative effects and ideas more...
Amazon Says: Easy to follow instructions Perfect for Easter time and to provide decoration all year round New decorative effects and ideas less...
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Egg Decoration by Susan Byrd
Amazon Says: An illustrated guide to every phase of traditional egg decoration: how to select, empty, mark, cut, hinge, paint, sand, and apply decoupage, plus 8 progressively complex proje more...
Amazon Says: An illustrated guide to every phase of traditional egg decoration: how to select, empty, mark, cut, hinge, paint, sand, and apply decoupage, plus 8 progressively complex projects, from an exquisite Christmas tree ornament to an elegant silk-lined jewel box and a delicate musical bell. Full instructions. 74 line illustrations. 6 photos. less...
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Amazon Says: Truly exquisite designs, intricate details, brilliant color schemes...on an egg? Achieve all this and more with ease while admiring the unbelievable beauty displayed in glorio more...
Amazon Says: Truly exquisite designs, intricate details, brilliant color schemes...on an egg? Achieve all this and more with ease while admiring the unbelievable beauty displayed in glorious color throughout these pages. Apply gem-like colors and watch as they awaken the design "written" on the egg in wax. From classic "quilt" patterns, to traditional Ukrainian Easter eggs and everything in between, you're sure to be enchanted by this age-old craft. less...
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Amazon Says: Decorating eggs has become more and more popular in recent years, for all kinds of events, festivals and celebrations. It is a wonderful opportunity for family crafting, combi more...
Amazon Says: Decorating eggs has become more and more popular in recent years, for all kinds of events, festivals and celebrations. It is a wonderful opportunity for family crafting, combining classic traditional folk and decorative styles for more formal effects in adult work with the potential for fun, games and simple ideas for children. There are 20 beautiful specially-designed projects for every kind of style and purpose. Using hard-boiled or blown natural eggs you can paint, dye, dip, scratch, cover and bleach them to create the most fabulous ornaments. less...
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Amazon Says: With more than 70 amazingly easy decorating techniques, there’s no “egg-scuse” for letting any egg go naked again, or waiting until Easter, because here are designs that more...
Amazon Says: With more than 70 amazingly easy decorating techniques, there’s no “egg-scuse” for letting any egg go naked again, or waiting until Easter, because here are designs that work all year-round. Not one of the crafting skills is beyond a beginner’s grasp: if you can cut, paste, and paint, you can adorn an egg, whether it’s the real thing, or one made from plastic, pâpier-maché, styrofoam, or even wood. Découpage an egg with paper napkins, and finish it with a clear varnish to re-create the look of fine china. Need an attractive door display? Try threading specked quail eggs on silk ribbon along the edge of a charming rustic wreath. From subdued elegance to fabulous funk, there is a wide range of styles to suit every taste. less...
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