InstructionsAbout a month before you start your project, start collecting eggshells and think about what you would like to make into an eggshell mosaic. After base coating your piece of wood with either gesso or acrylic paint in your color choice, start to work out your design in charcoal and don't forget to label the trickier color areas so you don't forget what they will be in the end project.
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Type of item: Home Decor
eggshells, acrylic paint, wood, top coat (polyurethane).
What was your inspiration?
I enjoy creating any kind of mosaics and happen to really like what happens when eggshells crack. I usually use eggshells as an additive to my garden, I was looking at them and really liked the texture. Then, I happened to be looking in a mosaic book and found an eggshell mosaic. I really liked how it looked, so I tried it.
What are you most proud of?
Finishing the "painting".
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Start fairly small, a 5" x 5" square design will take plenty of time. I would say if you can spray paint the eggshells, do so, otherwise you'll be painting by hand. Have toothpicks handy to to widen the "grout" lines (by adjusting eggshell position). Try airbrushing the eggshells for a more subtle effect.