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#04 Orca Black Pysanka Dye

#04 Orca Black Eggshell Pysanka Dye

Orca Black is often the last and final colour used on a pysanka designed eggshell. It allows all the other colours to "pop" and bring brilliance to your pysanka. It’s also beautiful as a one colour pysanka. Have fun using Orca Black.

Orca Black Info: Environmental laws are becoming more strict around what chemicals enter our streams and waterways. Because of this, our Orca Black dye powders have been adjusted to be easier on the environment.

Orca Black Tip: Sometimes Orca Black needs a little help to cover strong and powerful. An eggshell either needs patience with a 20-25 minute dip, or a wash back of all previous colours before going into Orca Black. This can be achieved with soap and water and then with a quick etch with 10% vinegar, ZEP toilet bowl cleaner or Safe Etch. Once all the previous dye colours are washed away, and the eggshell looks clean and exposed, roll your egg in 5% or 10% vinegar for 30 seconds to prepare the eggshell to accept the Orca Black dye. Now your eggshell will take less than a 5 minute dip with a glorious velvet like coverage. 

Black Represents: darkest time before dawn, eternity, respect for the dead and fear or ignorance.

The Orca is one of the most menacing sea creatures in the Arctic Ocean and northern Pacific Ocean, and their apex predator status earns them the title of Killer Whale. Interestingly enough, Orcas are actually a type of dolphin, rather than whales, and it is actually the largest species of dolphin. To celebrate the orcas, we named our black after the most elegant and fearsome creature of the arctic.