Painted Eggshell

Once the Plaster of Paris had dried overnight, I painted a base coat using crafters’ grade white a acrylic paint. The interior of the eggshell was painted with the same white paint, but tinted with just a hint of artist-grade Phthalocyanine Blue – Green Shade. For the exterior of the shell, I used a fine paint brush to dab on gold flakes, held in place with Liquitex Gloss Medium and Varnish. The gold flakes came from a souvenir novelty bottle purchased a few years ago at the Royal Ontario Museum. (Souvenir gold flecks – if you happen to live near a museum with a gift shop – can range from $5.00 to $10.00 a bottle and are good if you want to experiment with tiny bits of gold – just drain the glycerine out of the bottle and rinse the flecks with water.) The egg is sitting on a different wine cap, because the first one was being primed in matte black. IMG_7640

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