This title offers 20 charming ideas for creating beautiful displays shown in more than 130 step-by-step photographs. It is an inspiring craft book full of imaginative designs to dress up the humble egg. It contains 20 creative projects using skills such as traditional folk painting, modern dyeing techniques and classic gilding styles. How to make your own golden fairy-tale eggs, create glittery decoupage eggs or use leaves as stencils on natural eggs. Every project is shown in clear step-by-step photographs, making it easy to create your own stunning displays. It is a helpful introduction that contains a guide to the different types of egg, information on equipment and materials, and the basic techniques you will need to master. It includes over 130 specially commissioned photographs. Decorating eggs has become more and more popular in recent years, for all kinds of events, festivals and celebrations. It is a wonderful opportunity for family crafting, combining classic traditional folk with the potential for fun and simple ideas. Using hard-boiled or blown eggs as your canvas, you can paint, dye, scratch, cover and bleach to create stunning and original objects d'art - whether for an Easter table or a permanent display. The egg has been a powerful symbol of hope and new life in many different cultures throughout history. The purity and strength of its form have made it a classic shape and motif for design.