Saturday, April 07, 2007

Altered Egg

I've got a few outstanding art commitments that I'm working on and this is one of them which I completed this afternoon - an altered Easter egg swap running on my Yahoo group. We were sent a little polystyrene egg each, they had a yellow/green paper covering with rabbits on and a little bit of yellow ribbon to hang them from. We could alter them in any which way we liked. I knew I didn't want to do anything glitzy, sparkly or sequinny and given that we've just inherited eight hens this is what I came up with:

The base is half of a cigar box that I gessoed and inked. I gessoed the egg and then painted it with acrylic paint, hacked off the end with my craft knife and used more acrylic for the inside and the yolk on the spoon. Then I just wired the egg cup and spoon to the box base. It was a little difficult to get a decent picture but this is pretty much the best of the bunch!


Beth said...

Love this one, too, Maz. :o) The egg cup is gorgeous... I don't think I could have given that up for an art project! Well done! I'm sure your swap partner will love receiving it.


Jill said...

Bloomin' fantastic this is - great idea wonderfully executed! Love it :)

Lara Lorelei said...

Very lifelike and inventive- makes me feel a bit feeble about what I did!

Claire xx

artfulzebra said...

Thanks, guys. :o) Your egg was gorgeous, Claire, I knew I could never come up with anything pretty and delicate (both of which are a challenge to me!) so I plumped for the easy option! If I'd had a bigger box I might have done some soldiers too! :oD

Maz x

Alis said...

WhaT a fab idea Maz. Very life like. I love it.
Hugs, Alis

artfulzebra said...

Thanks, Alis. :o) How are you?

Maz x

Kari said...

Its gorgeous, I thought the egg was a real one for a minute!

Kari x