Pysanky is a traditional Ukrainian method for making Easter eggs. The artist uses a stylus to apply heated beeswax to the surface of an egg. Once dry, the artist dips the egg into a dye, which colors everything on the surface of the egg except that portion underneath the wax. The artist then proceeds to another layer of the pattern, again applying wax with the stylus and dipping the egg into another color of dye. The sequence typically goes from light colors to dark ones, to facilitate more intricate patterns.
Blog Post: Pysanky (Ukrainian egg decoration)