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Topic: Cool Cracky Effect with Eggsshel  (Read 56912 times)
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« on: May 05, 2011 07:21:06 PM »

I saw this effect on a show from Utilisima (a latinamerican crafts-or-kind-of channel)

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-Paint of your choise
-Surface of choise (can be almost anything...on the show, they decorate a flower vase, so pick your thing)
-And some music or show to watch while you work...jeje (i was watching House MD, 6 season Cheesy)


Ok, so...First of all, obviously, you have to wash the eggshell...take off the thin skin on the inside...to do that, you put them under water like 10 minutes, and start to pull away that skin...and when you finish, let the eggshells get dry...im sorry i dont haver pics of that...i totally forgot....

Now...clean your surface, and put some glue on it...then crack the eggshell and push it to crack it more on the glued surface....

When you're done, it has to look like this...if is not, dont worry...this is art, and you can make it the way you want Cheesy

Then, is the fun part.....haha, what am i saying..this is all fun!!! jeje......Let's Paint!!!!!

Try to cover all the little corners...

The last step is a second paint, but this time...its like water with a drop of pain....because this is for the background, to make it darker, and make some depht effect..
This watery paint is in ALL the surfacer and eggshells, but try to put some more on the cracks...then youll have that darker effect....Also if you want the background on other color, you paint the surface before to start pasting the eggshells (you can paint this ones before put them on the glue)
Here's mine...my camera is not that nice with my crafts, but you can see the cool effect we get!!

Use your imagination..this depends of what you want, or need...Make it and show me..i would love to see your work!! Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2011 07:53:30 PM »

Looks like dragon scale! So awesome and easy!
I really want to try this now =)
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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2011 08:04:11 PM »

Very cool effect! Thanks for the tute!

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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2011 08:16:42 PM »

This is really neat! I agree, it DOES look like dragon scales

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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2011 10:22:48 PM »

Love this project. I love the way it looks. I've got to try this out esp. since it uses things I have already. (Need to get some other things out of the way first) Thank you so much for posting this!
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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2011 03:49:32 AM »

Wow, this is a fantastic idea! And I love that it looks like scales. Grrr..  Roll Eyes
I'm already calculating how to make bf eat lots of eggs, so I'll be able to play around with the shells. Thank you for posting this, I have to try this Grin
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2011 05:50:42 AM »

Looks like a giant batch of egg salad is in my future! Awesome effect!
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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2011 05:58:15 AM »

That's so cool!  I'm totally going to have to start saving my eggshells!  Thank you so much for posting a tutorial.

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« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2011 06:49:19 AM »

wow thanks so much! I am planning a lemon meringue pie this weekend lol.
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« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2011 08:33:49 AM »

damn that's awesome!


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