You know how much we love indigo dye, right? Well I had to try our hand at marbling eggs this year – so I gave the nail polish technique a try. I used an indigo nail polish to match some of my favorite shibori indigo dye projects. Although the marbling technique can get messy, the end result is beautiful. I went with a monochromatic effect by using one polish color. I really love how it turned out. These DIY Marbled Indigo Eggs are a must this Easter!
Read more for the tips on marbling eggs…
Step 1. Fill plastic container 3/4 full with room temperature water. I used a 28 oz container.
*If the water is too cold the polish will sink. Add a few drops of nail polish. The more drops of polish, the darker and more covered the egg will get.
Step 2. Lightly stir with stick to make a marble look in water.
Step 3. Dip the egg under the water and swirl. Wear rubber gloves. I learned the hard way. I will spare you a picture of my fingers after dipping a dozen eggs in water/blue nail polish! You could also try using small tongs to remove eggs.
Step 4. Dry the eggs. I took a piece of foam and used pins to make a drying rack.
You could use any color combo of nail polish. I love how the indigo turned out. Look for more indigo and shibori projects from us this Spring!
Photos by Sara Albers. All rights reserved.