Drumel or something similar that takes 3/32 shaft burs
Mandrel 3/32 shaft..round attachment
Coarse-med dental flexible discs
Brownie polishing point
Non-yellowing Matte finish acrylic spray
First I draw up my design on white paper and resize it to fit my egg with my PC. I then trace the pattern on to the egg with white transfer paper.
I tape down all the edges, be sure that you have the transfer paper with the white facing the egg..ask me how I know!!! :)
Next, I traced the lines with a pencil, use a colored one and that way you can see exactly which lines have been traced. If you missed a line, go back and use a quilters pencil to fill it in.
I used a highspeed dental drill with the burs #6 & #8 round Carbide burs to cut away the emerald green layers to get to the white.
I then used a drumel with a mandrel that takes tiny coarse sanding disc to smooth the bur marks, remove any teal left over and to polish to a pure white.
This shows the size of the discs better. It is smaller than a dime, comes in 3 different grits and a large size. They are flexible, too!
Next I used a 1/4 round to outline the trees, mountain and the whale.
Then I used a #8 and #6 round to remove the emerald green layer..later I decided to cut down to the teal to show the white like I did on the above portion for color contrasts. Again, I smoothed the bur marks and got down to the pure white with the discs.
I used a #6 round to cut the water. I first used smaller burs like 2 & 4's to cut down to the white first, then I used the #6 to cut into the teal for the rest of the water.
I smoothed all the water with the disc to get a shine and to remove the bur marks going in the wrong direction.
Shows me using a #8 round to make the water texture cutting down almost in some areas to the white....just almost..gives it a more flowing feel to it. Make sure your lines are going in the right direction flowing with the swirls of water.
I'm using a 1/4 round to frame the top of the egg. I will go back later when I detail with a #1 or #2 round to straighten my lines and make it deeper into the teal color.
Almost done except for defining my lines here and there!
I will go back and use a Brownie polishing point to polish any areas that the discs couldn't reach. When I'm done, I will use a pencil eraser to erase all white transfer lines.
I will lightly spray it with UV resistant acrylic matte finish to protect the colors in the egg from light damage. That also makes the egg look wet...brings out the color contrasts!!! More pics and close-ups to be posted later..so check back soon!
You can order any on the burs, polishing discs or points from me at any time!
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