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Spring Egg by MooU22 Spring Egg by MooU22
Yep. This is THE egg. The doomy one. Process went like this:

-Wax, dye (repeat several times)
-On the last dye, I used "royal blue", which is why there are those spiffy little dark halos around everything. The denim color occurred after extensive rubbing and re-dipping.
-Finished. Melted off wax. Was extremely happy and excited.
-Varnished before emptying. I have yet to find the right kind. Every type I've tried so far has SOME problem associated with it.
-Doom. I started to empty it and it EXPLODED. A lot.
-Head explodes. Piece head back together using duct tape.
-Dry egg PIECES. Piece together using white glue and friggin' NEWSPAPER. Sob uncontrollably.
-Take pictures AFTER the fact, because I'm stupid and don't plan ahead for catastrophic failure.
-Spend hours in photoshop removing cracks XP

Mkay. So. Yes there are still some cracks in the pics. I couldn't get them all. The only thing I did in PS was remove cracks with the clone tool (praise be to ~psymansays for showing it to me!). It really did look like this before the explosion, denim and all. I swear I didn't cheat! Perhaps I should have, though... I've seen the competition for this contest. I'm thinkin' it's not happening... Oh well.
I suppose I could say I learned something from this egg, but I'm too emotionally distraught to care...

I may try to submit another one before the contest ends... Or I may have shell shock and freak out instead! "The horror!!! Yoke... everywhere... the horrorrrrrr..." :dead:

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EDIT
Nope. Didn't win. Not even 3rd... Oh well...
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Sliding-Panda Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
Wow ! That's really nice. You're awesome, I can't imagine doing something like this myself. How much time does it take?
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MooU22 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
Thank you! :hug:

I don't remember how long this one took me altogether anymore, but certainly it was at least several hours... I was trying to do it more quickly to see if selling these at a craft fair or something would be reasonable for the amount of time spent, but once it exploded, that kind of went out the window... lol. USUALLY, they take me a few hours if I'm not sure about the pattern ahead of time, which is often the case...
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AmayaKumikai Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
wow the detail is amazing!
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MooU22 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
Thanks! :D
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AmayaKumikai Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
your very welcome! I have to comment on great art
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IntricateVision Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008   Digital Artist
That is beautiful, excellent work :omg:
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:iconmoou22:
MooU22 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008
Thanks! :hug:
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IntricateVision Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008   Digital Artist
You're welcome
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synconi Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008   Artisan Crafter
That is absolutely fantastic! I've never seen the like! :heart:
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:iconmoou22:
MooU22 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
Thanks!! They're fun to make :D
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008   Artisan Crafter
I'm glad to hear it! :aww:
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foxhat Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
I've done these before! difficult suckers..

Kiska! XDD
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MooU22 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
lol Yeah, aren't they addictive, though? XD I need to make more, but I'm buried under prize art and stuff T~T lol
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Almadelmar Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Professional Writer
Beautiful! :love:
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:iconmoou22:
MooU22 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
Thank you so much! :hug:
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EquineArtist-Fanatic Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
totally gorgous. I dont blow the air out of mine, (even though they all suck!) You just have to be very careful about storage, like,they need to be in open air,or the gases of the hardening egg can cuase it to burst. You also need to rotate (upside down should work) every 3-6 months.
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MooU22 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
Thanks :D
Yeah, I heard about that. That's part of why I don't leave the yoke in anymore... Not to mention, I don't have anywhere safe to store them, so the smell in the event of an accident is enough to scare me away from that XD I'm gonna try experimenting with epoxy this weekend, so hopefully that'll work well...
Thanks for the comment :} :hug:
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sleepinglynx Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008
beautiful simply beautiful
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:iconmoou22:
MooU22 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008
Thank you! :hug:
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zarula Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008
OH man it exploded?! I've never had experience with this particular type of medium. Would imagine it is VERY hard and intricate and I think I'd cry if something like that exploded.

Still looks great though! :D
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MooU22 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008
Thanks!

Yeah, I was pretty upset about it, especially since I hadn't taken pictures yet... It's usually fairly straight-forward cleaning out an egg, but I guess in this case, air pressure built up, and BOOM... Oh well... I'll make it even nicer next time.

Thanks a lot for stopping by! :}
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psymansays Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
Wow, baby, I could barely tell that it had exploded, in this picture. It's fuckin' awesome! You should totally win the contest.

I love you :kiss:
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MooU22 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
Aww thanks, baby :hug:

If nothing else, I should win the overly complicated, 'OMG that's ridiculous' prize for my extra trouble XD

I'm sorry 'bout yer car troubles... I'm sure that's not how you wanted to spend today. :kiss:

Love you too :}
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psymansays Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
Yeah, my cars are a piece of shit. That is, the two of them are each one half of a p.o.s, and they only make a whole one when mashed together.

:hug: I missed you.
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MooU22 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
lol

Yeah, I missed you, too. You're asleep now... We could see a movie tomorrow if you want
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psymansays Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008
Yeah, what's playing?
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MooU22 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008
Nothing, apparently DX lol
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psymansays Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008
Yeah, the movies that have been out lately suck...
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MooU22 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008
Yeah. I wish Be kind, rewind would hurry the hell up and get here :C
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