How to make a Marble Effect on an Egg

How to make a Marble Effect on an Egg

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Marbling is an old technique. You can choose to do the marbling in a glue bath or a water bath, mixing the glue/water with paint which is specially developed for marbling. Here we demonstrate the technique with the marbling paint developed for a water bath used on lifelike plastic eggs with a chalky surface.
How to do it
Guide step 1
Step 1.
Push a wooden flower stick into one end of the egg, enabling you to dip the egg in the paint. If the hole is too big for the flower stick, attach a bit of masking tape around the flower stick to secure it.
Guide step 2
Step 2.
It there are no holes in the egg, make one with a warm metal stick.
Guide step 3
Step 3.
Shake the marbling paint bottles well. Drip some paint into a bucket of water. We have used two colours as well as a clear paint.
Guide step 4
Step 4.
Use a wooden flower stick to carefully pull across the surface of the water, mixing the colours and making patterns.
Guide step 5
Step 5.
Gently dip the egg into the bath, so that it is covered by the paint.
Guide step 6
Step 6.
Blow the colours over the egg and lift it (making sure not to lose the pattern).
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Step 7.
The paint shouldn't be poured in the drain, so it's important that you remove the paint with a piece of card before pouring away the water. Clean the bucket and your fingers with ordinary cooking oil.
Guide step 8
Step 8.
Lifelike plastic eggs are ideal for making a marble effect , but natural blown white eggs may also be used. You may make a marble effect on many different light or white surfaces using marble effect paint. Our advice is to experiment. You may try, for example, on card, white papier-mâché items, light wood or white cast items with a slight absorbant surface etc.

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