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.
On this egg we have a lion family. The daddy lion is flanked on either side by a cub. The lions are surrounded by rocks and butterflies. The background has been painted with acacia trees highlighted against a blue sky. The egg has been attached to a silver giraffe stand.
Our eggs and stands are also sold at Disney Animal Kingdom and Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge.