Re: Marbling ostrich eggshells
>Hello there,I have not done eggs but I have marbled rocks, (OK, everyone, have a
laugh!) It took a bit of fussing but in the end I used a method of
painting my rocks with a slightly thinned white ceiling paint. I let
this act as a primer and allowed it to dry a couple of weeks. I then
applied the alum solution. The following day I marbled them with
excellent results. This system might work for eggs.
> Hi, I am new to your group - having just joined, but have been reading
> your site for some time. Has anyone out there marbled an ostich egg?
> Or anything similar. I am having a lot of trouble and have tried many
> methods. Using carageenan I have tried rolling it, - get hesitation
> marks. Dunking completely, after first coating with gesso and then
> alum. - Works only OK as the pressure on the surface tension of
> course stretches the paints and the colours are paler. However now I
> am getting a lot of streaks when washing off the carageenan, which
> seems to stick heavily, where the initial contact with the carageenan
> took place. Have tried thinning the size, helps a bit but still not a
> 100% success. Have also increased the strength of the alum - still
> not winning! PLEASE! any suggestions more than welcome. Thanks.