Christmas Star

Christmas Star

Posted by DecoArt on Nov 2nd 2016

This is the season of baking cookies and using a lot of eggs. Why not saving the eggshells for upcoming projects? Leave the eggshells overnight in a bowl with hot water and a tiny amount of vinegar to peel out the membrane very easy the next day.

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Apply a thin layer of Modeling Paste to your surface with a pallet knife and stick the eggshells into the modeling paste. Work in sections because the modeling paste dries fast. I used the black Modeling Paste for better pictures. You could use the white Modeling Paste, too.

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Paint a layer of Matte Medium on top and fill in the gaps with tiny pieces of eggshells

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Using the Andy Skinner Metallic Copper Recipe by mixing Metallic Gold and Quinacridone Burnt Orange and paint the complete surface of eggshells. Let dry.

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Paint a layer of Antiquing Cream Patina Green and let dry.

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Remove some of the Antiquing Cream from the raised areas.

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This small MDF wood plate had a treatment as shown in Andy Skinner's video Antiquing Cream on flat surfaces. I only used the colours (Fluid Acrylics Metallic Gold and Antiquing Cream English Red Oxide).

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I had a bottle with 1/3 left of Liquid Glass. I tinted the Liquid Glass with a view drops Fluid Acrylics Cobalt Teal Hue and filled the mixture into the push mold. Left to dry for two days.

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Push mold completely filled.

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After two days the Liquid Glass mixture was dry.

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All faces complete.

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Painted the faces with a layer of Antiquing Cream Patina Green.

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Painted a wash of Fluid Acrylics Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide and Quinacridone Gold and then highlighted with Metallic Lustre Copper Kettle.

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I glued the face to the small MDF wood board and wood board to eggshell surface with Liquid Glass. I also created rivets with Liquid Glass. Theses rivets are painted with Fluid Acrylics Metallic Gold when dry.

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At least I adhered the computer generated words (laser print-out on mulberry paper) with Matte Medium to the eggshell surface.

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