Since I was able to use a bunch of dinner leftovers for this bento, I decided to use my saved time to get a bit more creative. In the past when I have colored my molded eggs, I either dyed the whole thing or went at it with food coloring and Q-tip. This time I decided to class things up by using gel food coloring (the kind I use when I make my cakes) and a paintbrush.
As you can see, the results were mixed:
Next time i am hoping to keep things a bit more dry. The color really ran and bled at first. Also, the egg was too smooth for the luster dust. I had to pool it in the the indentations were the car windows are supposed to be. Then it dried well, so I am very happy with the shine it gives. So, while the running colors are annoying, the biggest problem is that I spent 10 mins painting a hard boiled egg that I am going to chop down in less than two.
Ah, the things we bento-fans go through for our lunch art!
Note: I called this bento “Contact” because the Phish song was going through my head the whole time I made this.