Created by: creativecatnap
Project

EggShell Mosaic

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.

You Can Make This

creativecatnap made EggShell Mosaic with:

  • eggshells
  • acrylic paint
  • wood

Project Description

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.

Q&A with creativecatnap

thumb quilter asked:
Beautiful, reminds me of doing tactile projects w/my kids and that I enjoyed it just as much as they did. Would like to try this. Do you think Poppies would be a good subject>
creativecatnap answered:
Yes, Poppies would be great, but I would draw them or trace them to become familiar with the contour of their shapes first. Note, I did not develop eggshell mosaics, but I saw it in a book about mosaic materials and thought I would try it. Mosaics can be done with almost anything, but the real difference is how well they are crafted. Good luck and keep me posted:)
Cheri Lynn asked:
Lovely, you put a lot of thought into your project. You picked my favorite colors. Totally eye catching.
creativecatnap answered:
Thank-you, it is time consuming, but, in the end worth the effort:)
Corpsegirl asked:
What a beautiful and great idea.
creativecatnap answered:
Thank-you, I enjoy different things.
Sarah Becker asked:
Wow!!! My egg shell collection is starting today! Thank you so much for sharing. Your project is truly stunning and unique, and I just love it.
creativecatnap answered:
I know You commented on this almost three years ago, but I haven't been on craftsy for that long, so, thank-you for your comment and I hope your eggshell mosaic went well:)

Skill Level

Intermediate