Look what I do with Eggs!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by barney, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. barney

    barney Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone,

    I've been trying to post a photo....Since that hasn't happened I decided to change my avatar of my 3 grandkids and a silkie to my new avatar of my egg art! I would love to send larger pics...but an avatar will have to do for now. [​IMG]

    I paint or dye my goose and chicken egss to look like marble, onyx, alabaster etc. The golden brown goose egg is dyed with wet onion skins wrapped around the egg with a panty hose toe over it and tied at the top with a twisty tie. I place the egg in almost boiled water. I let it site for about an hour. When I take the egg out, I unwrap it and peel the onion skin off and there it is a beautiful "stone" egg! The other 2 eggs I painted to look like that. After all the eggs were done, I put them in a very large clear vase (about 15 eggs). They look great on my coffee table in the family room.
     
  2. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's so cool, what a great idea!! I can't wait to see the full sized ones! [​IMG]
     
  3. sweetcorn

    sweetcorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are blowing them out ? We used to paint and decoupage eggs for the christmas tree every year. Glue a bead on each end and string a hanging loop in the top bead . Was great fun.
     
  4. barney

    barney Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I take more photos later today and try and post them! [​IMG]
     
  5. PaintedMeadows

    PaintedMeadows Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look gorgeous!! I look forward to seeing more!
     
  6. EllyMae

    EllyMae Chillin' With My Peeps

    So do you blow out the egg yolk/white before coloring?
     
  7. tomdeggeater

    tomdeggeater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Geez, I would hope the eggs get blown out first. Otherwise they'd start to smell after a while. No?[​IMG]
     
  8. EllyMae

    EllyMae Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's what I was thinking
     
  9. barney

    barney Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, I blow them out first.

    I use my dremel power tool with a tiny drill bit. I make 2 holes. when al the egg and yoke are out, I soak them in soap/bleach water. Then I take a think woodem skewr and poke in in a piece of styrofoam and put the eggs on that to dry.
     
  10. barney

    barney Out Of The Brooder

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    sorry for the typos... It's a thin wooden skewer
     

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