Ornamental Eggs

Yes, I know Easter has passed but I’ve never been very good at planning ahead for the holidays.  I’ve been thinking about egg vessels/boxes.  Personally I’ll use plastic eggs as I don’t have the patience for getting real eggs prepared (unless I’m doing vinegar eggs).

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First up we have cloisonne eggs.  There’s tons of faux cloisonne techniques out there.  Pick your favorite.

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I’d use a faux sgraffito technique to do this.  Perhaps a subtle mica shift background.  Scratch the design in after it’s baked, hit with a gold leafing pen, let dry and sand the excess leaf off.  Maybe could use henna designs or pysanky designs as inspiration.

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Faberge style.  This particular one would be a subtle mica shift base layer, with thin strings of clay to create the harlequin diamonds with small stamped disks at the intersections, possibly imbed crystals in the disks.

Other ideas gained while browsing for the above pictures:

In the Faberge style, mica shift background with filigree on top.

In the Faberge style, mica shift background with decorative bands, with or without crystals.

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