Altered Eclectics welcomes mixed media and altered art projects, any theme, just no cards or ATC's . I think this would count as altered art and recycling as well as getting ready for Easter.
This shell was wrapped in onion skins and boiled for a couple of hours to stain it, if you tie the skins on with cotton you get a marbled effect.
I have a small craft drill which has a circular cutting blade, so after marking the shell with a pencil I followed the cut line. There is a small hinge at the back of the lid stuck on with a two part epoxy glue.
The hinge is covered with a small metal filigree shape and the top knot is two embellishments glued in place. The stand is a purpose bought egg stand.
The inside has a small card disc stuck over the metal pellets to make the bottom smooth, then covered with a rushed cream satin fabric stuck around the edges of the rim. Inside the lid there is a small flower for added decoration.
To finish off the edges are covered with a selection of gold braids, both inside and out. My Mum used to make a lot of these, we haven't made any for years but I've never parted with any of my stash so it's rather nice to open the box and use it again.
Come over to Altered Eclectics and join us with your creations, we'd love to see them.
I would like to enter this project in the following challenges:
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (W)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (M)