This was another study of Love and Frustration! I didn't know if this was going to work but I saw somewhere online where they have egg carvings. They have some amazing art on all kinds of different eggs. I had to try my hand. This is my first attempt, but it turned out pretty good so I gave it to one of my best friends around Easter 2010.
This is a brown chickens egg.
Because it was Easter, I wanted to design something that was important to the season.
Basically, I drew my design in pencil, and removed the egg down to the depth of the brown in the egg first. That way when I carved all of the really intricate cut outs the vibrations from removing all of the brown would not break the egg.
I carved it with the Foredom K.1070 High Speed Micromotor, which is like a Dremel but lighter weight.
The base is a coil of wire with dark twine wrapped around it. To represent a "Crown of Thorns" I took some Fimo clay and made thorns that I super-glued to the coil. The little sign is some thin copper (For embossing) I used an embossing tool to write the word "Calvary" then took some thinned black acrylic paint and painted that over the copper. While it was still semi wet, I removed most of the Black paint. Wha La! Antiqued copper.
It was grueling and nerve-wracking but the result was pretty neat. Hope you like it!