Stir a few teaspoons of vegetable oil into the dye and get the color moving in a circular motion. Then, remove the spoon and dip the egg into the swirl for several seconds and remove. For a relief effect, place stickers, stencils or tape on the shell before dyeing. For extra shine, when dry, polish with a dab of vegetable oil. Seattle-based graphic designer Luz Bratcher made her dyes from natural materials like coffee, turmeric and blueberries, and let these eggs dry for eight hours.