Introduction: Christmas Ornaments Made From Blown Eggs
I had the idea of carving a bunch of saints, but instead of real saints, they'd be communist leaders/thinkers. After deciding that whittling them was going to be too difficult, I decided to just paint them on blown eggs in the style of some eggs that I had from the Czech Republic. I've never been much of a painter (you can see, Lenin looks a tad too much like Butthead...), but I think everything ends up looking ok when you're painting in miniature. I ended up with this set, which I'm calling Communeggs (though a better name would be welcome). Still missing one to make it an even half dozen. I'm thinking to do Rosa Luxembourg just to throw slightly more gender balance in there. These are christmas ornaments but, more importantly, they're my dad's xmas present.
I drilled holes in the eggs with a pin vise, blew the eggs, washed them, allowed them to dry, and then painted them with acrylic paint and liquid gold leaf. I coated them with clear nail polish (i didn't wait long enough, as is evident from some smudging on the halos). If I were to do it again, I'd use the spray-on acrylic sealer, maybe in matte, though I kinda like them shiny.