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Decorating Easter Eggs Czech style

 vjezkova on LJ introduced me the the Czech method of decorating eggs.

It's done with melted wax crayons.  I used a scent burner with a tea light to provide heat and once I'd got some empty tealights, I used them to put wax in and just put them on top of the scent burner to reduce the mess (and retain wax for next time).  You apply the wax with a pencil with a blob-headed pin stuck in it.  Takes a bit of practice.  The wax must be warm, not just melted and it's best if you touch it to the egg, pause for a moment and then do the draw move.  (I'll link to a video further down, but the voice over is in Czech)

Here is my second attempt (the first attempt was done with Oswin and consisted mainly of blue dots all over the egg)



egg front view
egg side view
Video - the beeswax is optional (I asked Vera) 

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reapermum
Apr. 11th, 2017 06:00 pm (UTC)
I can only see the video, your two pictures aren't there, only a "no entry sign".
watervole
Apr. 11th, 2017 06:17 pm (UTC)
Does it work now?
reapermum
Apr. 11th, 2017 06:56 pm (UTC)
No, neither here nor on DW.
watervole
Apr. 12th, 2017 10:57 am (UTC)
I've tried something else...
reapermum
Apr. 12th, 2017 11:42 am (UTC)
Still not seeing it. And not in Chrome or Android either. Most odd.
reapermum
Apr. 13th, 2017 11:15 am (UTC)
And now I see them, thank you for making the effort. Those are very nice, they have a restrained elegance, not over the top. It would be very easy to miss a stopping point.
vjezkova
Apr. 12th, 2017 08:24 am (UTC)
I am sorry, I can´t see your work either.
But I am happy you started the decoration, you will soon be good, it needs some practice.:-)
watervole
Apr. 12th, 2017 08:47 am (UTC)
Try now. I may (possibly) have fixed it. You may need to refresh the page.
vjezkova
Apr. 12th, 2017 04:16 pm (UTC)
Sorry, still blocked for me.
About the microphone, this table PC is so ancient that is has no such thing, nor the webcamera. But my son´s old notebook has it and I can try. Still, it is the same that I used for Skype, I am not sure about the quality.
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