Sunday, 15 February 2009

Eggshells

Supplies Needed: Paintbrush, Eggshells, Mod Podge or PVA glue, card stock or piece to decorate, paint or colouring materials

Wash the eggshells in bleach

Leave to dry out

Crush the shells into desired sized pieces

Use your mod podge or pva glue to stick the shell to your desired piece

Once covered and you are happy with the coverage, leave to dry

When all the white has disappeared and the shells are clear, cover with another coat of mod podge or pva glue

Give it a good coverage and leave to dry

You will know when it's dry as the shells will be clear and no white will be visable compared to above

Start to paint in your chosen colour and medium

Continue covering until you are happy with what you have

You can obviously mix colours etc but I decided just to leave mine silver

When dry add an image to finish

15 comments:

crafty creations said...

brilliant Sam

craftytrog said...

Just fabulous, TFS Sam! xx

Sarah said...

When I was around 7 or 8 (a long, long time ago), I decorated an oval frame with broken egg shells to frame my favorite picture of Sleeping Beauty. I thought it was so pretty. Thanks for the memory, Sam!

Anesha said...

Great idea, thanks for sharing.

Ann said...

Brilliant Sam - I love it!! xx

kathleen said...

I have tried this before and it's great fun.
Another beautiful piece of work!

Anonymous said...

Sam this is simply superb - such a lovely result from the humble eggshell. Patty

Shairon said...

Gorgeous, Sam, but isn't it very fragile?

Hazel said...

Brilliant idea- very effective.

Lottie said...

I have seen them used on lots of sites - but I think that the 'simple' silver looks superb - really classy

LazyKay said...

Another excellent and inspiring demo. You do great 'step by step. directions - makes it easy to follow.

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Maria said...

wow, thanks for this, it looks fabby

Melanie said...

Looks great,its a fab technique for texture,i can recommend filling any gaps (should you want to) by glueing flowersoft into any gap,wait for it to dry then paint over it along with the eggshells,it adds more texture and gives another dimension to the work,and its very touchy feely!

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Oh! We have chickens, I'm going to save the shells and do this :D

Athena said...

Great effect! Thanks for this.
I've just made a frame from eggshells which is on my blog. :)