Dragon Egg

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Introduction: Dragon Egg

About: I Love Making Awesome Stuff

MATERIALS

  1. Plaster of Paris [500 grams]
  2. Water [half in volume]
  3. Sandpaper 600, 1000 grit
  4. Aluminium foil
  5. Toothbrush
  6. Polymer Clay [300 grams]
  7. Printed eyes
  8. Transparent adhesive tape
  9. Disposable spoon
  10. Epoxy resin
  11. Vaseline
  12. Viridian acrylic paint
  13. Burnt umber acrylic paint
  14. Brush
  15. Sianna powder pigment
  16. Burnt umber powder pigment
  17. Black powder pigment
  18. Foam
  19. Super glue
  20. Craft knife
  21. Empty Plastic bottle
  22. Balloon
  23. Pencil

Step 1: Egg Making

  1. Put the Plaster_of_paris and water in an empty water bottle and shake well.
  2. Quickly inflate the balloon (60% to 70%).
  3. Pour the mixture into the balloon and do a knot.
  4. continuously move a balloon until Plaster of paris becomes hard.(Usually it will takes 7 to 15 minutes).
  5. Remove the balloon.
  6. Rub the knot mark with sandpaper to make it smooth.
  7. Make a crack like hole with craft knife.

Step 2: Dragon Face Making

  1. Put aluminium foil on egg and rub toothbrush on it to get a mark.
  2. Take a piece of polymer clay of marked foil size.
  3. Draw eye socket and mouth on it.
  4. Cut round piece from another egg and wrap aluminium foil on it.
  5. Put clay on it and draw scales with pencils.
  6. Put it in aluminium tray and cover with foil and bake for 1 hour at 275 degree.

Step 3: Eye Making

  1. Print eyes on photo paper.
  2. Cut them and put transparent adhesive tape on both side.
  3. Roll eye on round screw driver or on some pen to give it a nice bend.
  4. Prepare epoxy resin and fill half in disposable spoon.
  5. Wait for 5 to 6 hours and then put eye on it.
  6. Again prepare epoxy resin and fill rest of the spoon.
  7. Wait for 24 hours and then take it out from spoon.
  8. Cut excessive part around the eyes.

Step 4: Final

  1. Fix eye on socket with polymer clay and again bake it for 15 minutes.
  2. Take Viridian acrylic paint dip brush in it and rub it on some paper and then paint it on clay.
  3. Take burnt umber acrylic paint and do same.
  4. Put the dragon face in egg and fill it all with foam.
  5. Fix the broken part with superglue.

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    11 Discussions

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    jwbrown-prc
    jwbrown-prc

    Question 8 months ago on Step 5

    I just discovered this wonderful project.
    How do you get the sheet of eyes to use?
    The instructions say cut them out, but does not supply a file to print.

    Did I miss something?

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    AlyssaS52
    AlyssaS52

    1 year ago

    I love this project; you've done a great job. I did have one question, though. You fit the dragon into the egg using the hole that was accidentally created when too much of the shell broke off. Had that not happened, how were you planning on getting it into the egg?

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    Dumbphone
    Dumbphone

    1 year ago

    I love this! Beautiful job on such a cool subject. Wow.

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    XTL
    XTL

    Tip 2 years ago

    If you hit the vaseline with a little heat from a heat gun then it melts just a little for a nice smooth surface for the mold release in the spoon.

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    Awesome Crafts
    Awesome Crafts

    Reply 2 years ago

    Hmmmm nice suggestion! Thank you for sharing it.

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    MagicManu
    MagicManu

    2 years ago

    The result is very great! Bravo!

    And it is well explained!

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    Awesome Crafts
    Awesome Crafts

    Reply 2 years ago

    It's nice to hear that. Thank you for a nice comment.

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    milesnorth
    milesnorth

    2 years ago

    Really nice and detailed in your effort here. Thanks for sharing! Looks fabulous!

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    Awesome Crafts
    Awesome Crafts

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thank you for appreciation.

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    seamster
    seamster

    2 years ago

    There are several really impressive techniques applied here. Very nice work, and the results look fantastic!

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    Awesome Crafts
    Awesome Crafts

    Reply 2 years ago

    Your appreciation for my work, is an honor for me. Thank you.