Not ham. But Green Eggs and Other Colors wasn’t a catchy title, so I left it unsaid. Since one post on colorful eggs, is never enough:) I thought I would continue on the whole Easter Egg theme. Really, I just had so much fun dyeing and painting my eggs, I couldn’t stop with 2 colors. I also love displaying a color palette on unexpected and organic objects.
I started out dying the eggs, but some of the colors were just too pale so I ended up giving them a very light coat of diluted Chalk Paint. If you try this at home, remember it is probably not a good idea to consider them as food once they have been painted or dyed. I only kept my eggs long enough to photograph, after that I disposed of them.
For my Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Color Palette, I painted wooden eggs. I wanted to have permanent samples on wood to refer to for other projects.
Thanks for indulging the graphic designer aspect of me. I promise no more egg posts. I’m actually working on a project right now that was supposed to be in the videos, but proved too problematic. It is nowhere near finished, but here is a look at the before.
I have several Chalk Paint color palettes available here are on the blog that are free to download and share as long as its for personal use. You can find all of them (along with the videos) by clicking on the Tools tab. Here are a few of the most popular: ASCP Color + tints Swatch Book, ASCP Color + Shades Swatch Book, and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Custom Greens
I like Annie Sloan Chalk Paint for my craft and furniture projects, but for walls nothing compares to Pure & Original Fresco Lime Paint. I love the natural variations of shades and tones the lime creates within one paint color. Checkout my most recent interior design make overs with Fresco. It can be purchased online at www.502paint.com