Sunday, February 22, 2009
~Hi ~I hope you are all enjoying your weekend~
~Yesterday, I donated an egg to the Easter Seals "Eggstravaganza"~that takes place here in Richmond, every Easter.
~Artists create a piece of artwork with an "egg" theme~ it can be 2 or 3 dimensional~Then there is an "egg art show" displaying the donated egg art~ later, closer to Easter, there is a ball~ featuring a silent auction for the egg art.~Proceeds from the ball & the auction are donated to Easter Seals.
~Here is the egg that I made~it is about 9" tall~ I used a styro foam egg shape~ and covered it with paper clay~ & painted it ~ then put a water based clear coat on top.~
~I love paper clay~ it is wonderful to use~
~I am also showing you a pitcher that I made years ago with clay~glazed~ then fired~
~I really don't see a difference in the end result~ BUT, the paper clay is not water proof~
~I was still able to get the same texture with the paper clay, that I got with the real clay~
~Since PC air drys, I was able to complete my egg in just a couple of days~
~I really enjoyed this little project~
And might even find time to make a few more eggs & put them in my esty shop~