Saturday, January 7, 2012

Eggshell Mosaic Follow-up

What an amazing and beautiful project this is! I was so excited to teach this to my students and they are simply fabulous. I was very concerned about the final step of exposing the eggshells -- it requires a firm, but gentle touch and patience as the paintbrush acts as a wick but you need to push the varnish off and around the tops of the eggshells. Some tricky business! My students made it look easy!

This project was also a reminder to me that the Lord demands our continued reliance and trust. He is sufficient in all situations and we are to give Him praise and glory. If you are ever in a situation that you don't understand, stop and ask yourself, "Lord show me how you are glorified in this." He is and He does. He is the perfect Creator, the One with whom we can do all things well. Lord you are glorified in these childrens' work and joy at the outcome, in the beauty and amazing structure of these eggshells, in the vibrancy of the colors, and you can be glorified in our response to blown fuses and misunderstood directions. 

May this Christmas season be a time that you trust and rely on our Lord and Savior and look to give God the glory in all you do. 


  1. Can you post materials and how to? Would love to try this! :)

    1. Absolutely! Here is the original post with the pics and directions:

      Materials List:
      Canvas Panel ~ or whatever you would like to put the eggshells on (I put the effect on a wood box for my husbands desk...very cool!)
      Clean Eggshells (white)
      White glue
      Paint brushes (small)
      Liquid Watercolor (you could make your own, but it was very easy with the concentrated liquid)
      Gloss Varnish
      Triple Thick

      Let me know if you need more pics or details! I have taught this class several more times with fantastic results. Take your time getting the paint off of the eggshells (that is where the q-tips can be helpful).
      Blessings and Merry Christmas!

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