Elephant silhouette ostrich egg on a silver giraffe stand

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Egg size: 6” wide x 6” deep x 9” high

Stand: 9” wide x 13” deep x 13” 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.

This elephant egg is hand painted. The egg is primed, and then the sunrise silhouette is painted onto the egg, this is done in several layers in different colors; this gives perspective to the scene. Once finished the egg is a bright representation of a typical bush scene. The silhouette egg is attached to a silver giraffe stand.

Our eggs and stands are also sold at Disney Animal Kingdom and Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge.