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Monday, October 15, 2012

Eggshell Mosaic Cards

Good morning!

I recently spotted a technique over at Split Coast Stampers using eggshells.  If you knew me, you would know that if it's a weird technique, I'm all over it.  So I began saving eggshells. Here is the link to the tutorial: Splitcoast Eggshell Mosaic Tutorial

To preserve the eggshells, you have to clean them with bleach or antibacterial soap, and remove the inside membrane (makes them stick easier).  So I did all that, then let them dry really well, and put them in a baggy and put them away for a bit.  I wanted to make sure they weren't going to decay or become rotten after I used them. And I tried to keep them as intact as I could.

I had brown eggshells, and white eggshells, so I made 2 cards.

using brown eggshells

using white eggshells

You basically glue them onto a die cut shape and let dry. Then you put a layer of sealer over them. I used Mod Podge.  Then you spritz them with water and drop drops of alcohol ink and let it run. You can trim off any eggshells that stick over the edge after the sealer has dried.

On the bottom card I also spritzed it with some blue reinker in water so the white parts weren't so stark white.  I added some mats and flowers and viola, a pretty card.

Get crafty!


Sandra H said...

These are gorgeous x

Shelly said...

This post answers my question I wrote to you in an email earlier tonight about using brown egg shells.
I'm guessing that the card you made for me was from brown egg shells. I sure do love it. :)

Donna Ellis said...

You've captured the egg shell mosaic so beautifully, Becky! Love the colors, too, on the pretty die cuts. Thank you for visiting my blog today - that was so sweet hearing from you! Is this your most current blog? Thanks again for visiting me. hugs, de