I've done my fair share of faux finishes over the years. I've washed, ragged, stencilled, and stippled many walls to get the perfect imitation, of an imperfect wall. The look of vegetable dyed eggs reminds me of some of those faux finishes, and yet its done so simply, and with all natural ingredients. The end result is a perfectly imperfect, coloured egg.
1 cup of water
1 cup of vegetable
- torn yellow onion skins (burgundy/brown)
- chopped red cabbage (Robin's egg/ teal)
- beets (pink/plum)
-blueberries (indigo blue)
2 Tbsp. white vinegar (the acidity helps to bond the colour to the egg)
Cover and simmer the fruit/veg in water, on low for 10 minutes. Strain the fruit/veg out and add the vinegar. Pour the liquid into a container and let cool. When the dye is at room temperature, it's ready for the eggs.