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Goose Egg - MOTHER

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This is a REAL goose egg, hollowed out and design applied traditional pysanky techniques using hot wax and analine dyes.

Dimensions: 3.1"h, 2.2"w, 2.2"d

This egg is an ode to Mom on one side, and a lovely pysanky design on the other. The egg is meant to show our Mother and how much she means to you and how she has helped shaped you and your succeed through her support.

I start with the dying process by heating wax and applying it through a hand-held tool called a kistka that funnels the heated wax to a point. I then use the wax flow to draw the design onto the egg thus preserving the colour that is being covered. The egg is then submerged into the next dye colour until the preferred saturation is attained. The egg is dried off, and the process is repeated. The colours are typically applied from lightest to darkest starting with the natural colour of the egg shell.

Afterwards, I added a bit of alcohol ink to provide some visual texture to the quote side of the egg, and touched up the lettering with some acrylic paint to help the lettering pop.

I melt off the wax using a candle and then finish the egg 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 egg shell.

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