We used glossy card stock, stamped with a waterproof ink (I used Archival black) and then heat set the ink. Oops! I didn't get the name of the bird stamp that I used! Next step was to create a resist against the egg dye by coloring areas with a wax crayon. I chose to wax up (color) the background so that the bird would be the part colored by the dye.
Then we dipped our little glossy card stock squares in egg dye. About 8 tablets were used for each color, mixed with water but no vinegar (the vinegar creates a resist preventing the paper from absorbing the color). This was a technique brought to the meeting by one of the members.
I brought my little square home and created this card with it Tuesday. I used Hedi Grace Taking Flight products (card stock, foil sticker, rub-on alphas) given to me by dd1 who decided she didn't really want to make cards. I've actually inherited from both dds a bunch of scrapbooking stuff. I told dd1 I'd make her some cards with the product she gave me. So here's card #1.
I'm entering this card in these challenges:
Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge #18 Happy Bird Day
The Craft Room: Bling, Glitter and Sparkle (please note the shiny silver trim on the word tag as well as the shiny silver dots on the curtains!)
Cute Card Thursday challenge # 209 Anything Goes (this is a new challenge site for me this week!)
I also want to share this incredibly artistic dessert brought by another member to club Monday night. She poked a hole in the egg shell, blew out the raw egg, washed the inside of the shell with salt water, filled it to just the right level with cake dough, baked it, then colored the egg shell with food coloring. (I'm sure there's a recipe out there in cyberspace on how to do this correctly--this is just my interpretation of what I heard at the dessert table.) And let's not overlook the fancy presentation.