Chicken Easter Egg - Easter Blessings

This is a REAL chicken egg, hollowed out and design applied with alcohol inks.

This egg was clearly inspired by Easter and Easter eggs. This egg features EASTER blessing and colourful spring colours on the background.

This egg comes with a plastic egg stand for easy displaying.

I apply the alcohol inks by either dabbing, misting or painting the inks onto the shell to create various, different effects. The alcohol inks generally create neat patterns by pushing each other away. In some instances I have been able to blend the inks together, and other times I simply cannot.

For this egg, I started by combining various alcohol inks on saran wrap and then wrapped the egg in the saran wrap. Once dried I created the word by heating wax and applying it through a hand-held tool called a kistka that funnels the heated wax to a point. I use this wax flow to draw the word/design onto the egg thus preserving the colour that is being covered. I then applied another series of alcohol inks of different colours and/or submerged the egg in a contrasting dye. Lastly I melt the wax off and uncover the design.

Once the egg design is complete I spray it with two different varnishes to protect the colours on the egg, give it a nice shiny finish, and provide an extra few layers of protection to the delicate egg shell.

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