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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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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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MooU22 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
Thanks!! They're fun to make :D
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