Egg size: 6” wide x 6” deep x 9” high
Stand: 5” wide x 8” deep x 11” high
We’ve decorated this ostrich egg using a mixed medium. What this means, is that we’ve used two different art forms on the egg. The first is decoupage: the animals are a high-resolution image that is glued onto the egg. The egg is then coated with several layers of epoxy. Once it is dry, the egg is sanded to a smooth finish. The rest of the egg is hand-painted to make a completely unique one-of-a-kind piece of art. The egg is finished with several more layers of epoxy, sanding in between each layer. This is what gives the finished product the high gloss, glass-like finish. The eggs we use are non-fertile eggs that would normally be discarded. The egg is emptied and then sterilized, so that there is no animal matter remaining in the shell.
This unique stand is hand-made. We start of by making a two part silicone mold. The mold is strapped together and filled with a two part poly resin, that when mixed together causes a chemical reaction that then hardens. The stand is de-molded sanded, primed, base coated, and then painted.
The close up of the cheetah on this egg is striking. The cheetah on the egg is definitely the focus; the rich earth-tones behind the cheetah just highlight the striking animal. On the side there is wheat this adds some relief from the bold colors of the rest of the egg. The stand is an antique gold colored double tusk stand.
Our eggs and stands are also sold at Disney Animal Kingdom and Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge