Introduction: Dragon Eggs ... My Way
One night not long ago, while reading thru instructables I came upon this "ible" https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-gorgeous-Dragons-Egg/ My 3.5yo granson is really into dragons right now (especially fighting them up and down the street) so I thought this would be a neat project. Knowing that the original idea would be to fragile for an active young boy I went to the craft store and bought some large wooden eggs. The rest of the procress is pretty much the same as the original poster
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Step 1: Getting Ready
along with the wooden egg you'll need a bamboo skewer, a gluegun and glue, paint and brushes and something to make a stand, here I have a piece of aluminum wire, the 1st one I used a lid from a spray can that I hotglued some weights into. A pencil comes in handy unless you want to just freehand your design
Step 2: Setting Up
I did a sketch of where I wanted the "framework" first then drilled a hole in the bottom and hotglued the bamboo skewer in place
Step 3: Glue
now trace your lines with the hotglue, you don't have to be exact and drinking lots of coffee ensures squiggly lines. I used a bottle to support the egg during the drying process
Step 4: Paint
I did the painting in several steps,( hanging the egg in front of a small fan to speed drying time), a white gesso primer followed by a red undercoat and then a layer of gold paint (sorry the picture for the gold didn't turn out) red supposedly makes the gold look golder, I don't know if thats true but it makes sense. I then used a watered down bright blue to give a vertigre look and finished up with a coat of clear and iredescet mix. It looks milky in the pic but irl it depends on the lighting/angle
Step 5: Finished
These are the 2 that Ive finished