There is no such thing as too many rainbows. They make us smile. They are whimsical, beautiful and fun to create. They can transform a peg doll or a wooden egg!
To make our wooden rainbow Easter eggs I used:
Starting in the middle of the egg I painted a green ring. Not worrying about having clean lines so later the colours would overlap and run, giving the eggs a beautiful organic feel.
Next I painted red at the top and violet at the bottom. Only allowing the colours to dry slightly before adding the colours between, letting them overlap and mingle. Creating a gentle and beautiful rainbow.
Once the paint dried I used my hands to rub the eggs with homemade olive oil and beeswax polish. The polish protects the wood, but also deepens the colours. Leaving a vibrant colour with a gloss finish (the photograph above shows one egg with the polish and one without). Working with the polish is lovely, it has a warming beeswax scent and is gentle on the hands.
Our beautiful rainbow Easter eggs now sit along our window sill helping us build towards our Easter celebrations.
Happy crafting, Kelly