Rock hopper penguin on a stone colored tusk stand

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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.

This egg is decorated with rock hopper penguins. There are two different images on this egg; both images are blended seamlessly into the background. On the first side there are two penguins turned towards each other. On the second side there is a group of several penguins looking very gangsta. The double tusk stand has been painted to look like stone, the color blends well with the colors on the egg.

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