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Steampunk Blown Egg Christmas Ornament by tursiart Steampunk Blown Egg Christmas Ornament by tursiart
This ornament is made from a real chicken egg. I drilled holes at each end and blew out the insides. Very tasty.

Then, I added embellishments with Super Sculpey and paper mache.... Then painted the whole thing with a special blend of acrylics and metal powders. It hangs from a copper chain. This can be used as a Christmas Ornament, though I suppose it could also work for Easter or just for any fun occasion.

You can buy it (and see better pictures of it) in my etsy store, here: [link]
Use coupon code 'DEVIANTSHOPPER' to receive 10% off.

I'm making a series of blown egg ornaments. You can see the others here:
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Omenseer Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Reminds me of an avocado. Mmm, delicious avocado.
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tursiart Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Avocados are my favorite fruit. I eat about one per day. I save the pits and carve them too. I'm finally getting good enough at carving that I might post some here. (My first 30 or so attempts were just reeaally sad lookin'.)
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Omenseer Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Well, as my roommate says "Avocados are proof that God exists and that he loves us." :)
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tursiart Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
That reminds me of a Benjamin Franklin quote, "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

Beer, Avocados... both great things. :)
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Omenseer Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Considering how much of a "Ye Olde Player" Franklin was I can definitely see that. Nice.
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tursiart Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Indeed.
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Antleraptor Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
This is gorgeous!!!
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tursiart Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yay! Glad you think so.
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Antleraptor Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
I LOVE the mixed metal look. :)
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tursiart Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. I mixed real metal powders with acrylic paints. It's expensive stuff, but it looks awesome. Plus, since they're real metals they develop patina over time. Like, the copper part along the bottom of the egg will eventually develop a greenish copper patina. Super awesome.
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Antleraptor Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Cool. :U

Lol, in that case, I should file and sand my metal above a bucket and save the powder. xD
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tursiart Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You should totally do that.

I bought my metal powder. It's a brand called Mona Lisa. I see some of their other products in craft stores, like gold leaf and stuff, but I've never actually seen these powders in stores (I bought a jar used at a garage sale and ended up searching online for more.)

But since you work with metals, you can prob just save your metal shavings and get a similar effect.
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Antleraptor Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
I should. Make jewelry > Save Powder > Profit :P

Oooh. I've actually never heard of mixing metal powder into paint. The only paint-mixing I've heard of are those texture/effect tubes in stores (building gel, sandstone, shimmer, transparency, etc.)
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tursiart Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, after I found the jar at the yard sale I looked up stuff online - things you can do with metal powder. Mixing with paint is just basic stuff... you can actually anneal it in your oven with polymer clays, mix it with embossing fluids, mix with wax for encaustic painting, mix with paper pulp for metallic papers... etc.... really, you can mix it with just about any liquid medium for some kind of wacky effect.
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TheBrassGlass Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is a really awesome effect!
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tursiart Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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ladyshapeshifter Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012   Traditional Artist
That's wonderful! I've done Ukrainian pysanka before, and I'm impressed you got all of that done on such a delicate surface!
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tursiart Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :) The trickiest part was actually attaching the copper chain.
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SpecstacularSC Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I've always been a bit of a steampunk fan.

This is just all kinds of awesome.
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tursiart Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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