How to Marbleize an Egg
Patch joined forced with Joliet Pottery Lounge to show you step-by-step how to make your egg marbleized.
Spring holidays are quickly approaching and if you have a tradition of decorating with painted eggs, we have a new idea for you. The technique, which is called the shaving cream technique, is a simple way to make your eggs marbleized. You can pick the paints that you combine for the egg, but the patterns are completely random. That's part of the fun.
We recommend that you use this technique on decorative eggs only, as you will be rolling the eggs in shaving cream and if there is a crack in the shell, your eggs could taste soapy. If you want your decoated egg to last, you can visit Joliet Pottery Lounge and co-owner Gladys Naling will take you step-by-step through the process in person.
In the meantime, here are the steps that you can watch in the attached video:
- Spread shaving cream on a table
- Even out the top by running a credit card or similar item through the shaving cream
- Squeeze the first color of paint on the shaving cream in a back and forth pattern
- Squeeze the second color of paint on the shaving cream in a back and forth motion the opposite direction of the first paint
- With the back of a paintbrush, combine the paint colors in an up and down motion through the shaving cream
- Dip the egg in the shaving cream, picking it up in between sides
- When the egg is covered, go to the sink and rinse the shaving cream off the egg
- Let the paint on the egg dry