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#7 - Demo 1: Natalie K Kit - Acid Etching Eggs - Thursday June 11, 12:30pm-1:30pm


#7 - Demo 1: Natalie K Kit - Acid Etching Eggs - Thursday June 11, 12:30pm-1:30pm


Acid Etching Eggs 

by Natalie K. Kit

You have probably seen photos of the delicate allure and sometimes the bold design statements than can be created on an eggshell through the process of acid etching. After applying melted beeswax with your kistka and creating your design, I will take you through the steps of immersing your egg in an acid solution that will bring your design to life. 

Some of the highlights will include… 

  • Safety first; a discussion of products that can be used for acid etching eggs and the safety steps that must be followed.  I show and discuss the equipment that I use for acid etching.
  • Each participant will be provided with a list of tools and equipment to engage in acid etching as well as some of the various acids that can be used. We will talk about some of the pros and cons of various products.
  • We will discuss the various types of eggs that can be used for etching and the effects that can be achieved by using a “naked” shell as well as the use of dyes on the etched shell to add color.
  • I will also have a video presentation of a work in progress and the use of muriatic acid to achieve the etching results. This volatile acid will not be brought to class but the video example will be a useful comparison to other products that I will be demonstrate “live” during the demo on shells with a pre-waxed design.
  • Un-waxing a completed etched egg will also be shown and the tips to make this process easier. 

Please note this is a discussion/demo. I will offer some take away materials as well as 1 or 2 designs that can be used for practice during the course of the retreat. 

Cost: $10 CAD per person 

12 - 15 person maximum 

About Natalie:

Writing pysanky is an art and tradition that has been part of me for most of my life and learnt from my mother. Creating a pysanka has never lost that intrinsic sense of magic and mystery; an activity where the motion of writing often provides entry into a creative universe where new ideas and perspectives come to life. Painting, gardening, reading, fermenting, art history and cats also play various roles in this creative process.