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« on: July 30, 2012 11:50:09 PM »

There are so many materials in this, the miscellaneous topics area seems to fit perfectly.

I made this egg diorama for the "Put a bird on it" swap I was just in.

It is a real chicken egg. I started by doing the traditional needle pokes on each end and blew out the egg white and yolks. Then I cut open the shell wider and cleaned the inside with some soap and water.

As you can see from the front I covered the slightly wonky edges of the egg with clay branches that were painted and added some green leaves at the top. The inside has a shimmery blue sky, green moss canopy, a twig from outside acting as the tree branches, and a wee clay robin painted with acrylics.


I painted the inside and outside with acrylic paints. I added the clay details of the branches and leaves afterwards. Here is the back.

Here it is from the side. The base is made from an old brass piece I picked up at yard sale that was painted with acrylics and embellished with paper.


My partner in the swap really liked it and I had a blast making it. I hope to make one again soon for Christmas!
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2012 12:08:30 AM »

Wow, this is really cool!  I love it!
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2012 12:25:22 AM »

That is so lovely and delicate. I wouldn't have the patience to try and work with a real eggshell. Cutting it without breaking it!
I love the painting on the back too.
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2012 06:33:35 AM »

fantastic idea and beautifully done.
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2012 06:51:29 AM »

WOW
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2012 06:54:03 AM »

I still can't imagine the patience it took to do this.  My big clumsy hands would have broken the eggs a thousand times. I'm so glad you posted this, your pictures are way better than mine. It needed to be shown properly Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley
This is proudly displayed for all to see in my home. Thank you so very very much!
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2012 09:30:03 AM »

so lovely.  i'm definitely way too clumsy for something so delicate!
i can't believe you shipped it for a swap too!  i would be terrified about it making it safely to its destination!
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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2012 06:13:39 PM »

So beautiful! Thanks for  sharing.
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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2012 08:56:26 PM »

so lovely.  i'm definitely way too clumsy for something so delicate!
i can't believe you shipped it for a swap too!  i would be terrified about it making it safely to its destination!

Ha ha. I was actually afraid it wouldn't make it. You should have seen all the bubble wrap it was in though.. with layers of tape and a plastic case taped around it. Wasn't going anywhere unless they ran over the box or something.

And to everyone saying they are too clumsy, I'm waaaay bad with breaking things. It just takes patience when you first start cutting.
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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2012 03:29:24 PM »

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« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2012 06:59:06 PM »

This is sooo pretty. My Great-Aunt use to make diorama from eggs and I was fascinated by them. They always looked so delicate, as does yours.
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« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2012 09:11:51 PM »

This is sooo pretty. My Great-Aunt use to make diorama from eggs and I was fascinated by them. They always looked so delicate, as does yours.

I have actually always wanted to make one of these because my neighbor had one when I was growing up as a child. I think of this woman as a member of my family, more like an aunt or a second mother than just a neighbor though.

I'm thinking of making her diorama like this for Christmas to go along with the one she has.
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« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2012 01:05:55 PM »

I can't believe you were brave enough to put that in the post! It's lovely. I think I would be afraid to touch it.
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« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2012 08:08:33 AM »

That you were able to do that with a real egg is amazing! I tried once years ago and ended up smashing every egg Tongue This came out really cute looking Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2012 11:51:04 PM »

@ SailorStella - I was afraid to send it in the mail, especially since it was coming from Hawaii. That is why I probably over-did it a little with the bubble wrap and tape. lol

@ Oath Keeper - I smashed the first one I tried, but luckily it wasn't really a waste as we normally throw the shells out any ways. I used the eggy part to make banana bread with. The trick for me is that I found poking out a small part using a sharp needle helped. Then I used a pair of really sharp scissors to cut the rest. They are the scissors you get for like cutting toenails or grooming eyebrows and are a little curved.
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Běifāng yǒu jiārn, jush r dl. Y g qīng rn chng, zi g qīng rn gu. Nng b zhī qīng chng yǔ qīng gu. Jiārn nn zi d.
北方有佳人,绝世而独立。一顾倾人城,再顾倾人国。宁不知倾城与倾国。佳人难再得。
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