- First I had to cover the egg shell with a non-stick surface so I used scotch tape which is a bad choice.The surface should be slightly sticky so that the quills don't keep falling off from the tricky spots.
- I quilled the eggs in two halves and then pasted them hollow, so the two parts need to fit snugly in the middle.
- I quilled the egg top down, bottom up and then stuck the two halves together.
- Make sure each quill is well stuck to the top layer before you proceed with the next, If done properly it will come out perfectly.
- paste the quills onto each other using a toothpick to apply the glue.
- slightly paste a couple to the non stick surface at the curvature point to keep it on the mold
- I found slightly loosened coils stick to each other better than pegs.
Monday, May 21, 2012
My First Quilled Hollow Egg
I've seen many beautiful quilled eggs, but most of them are made by pasting quills on an egg shell or other egg shaped item. I wanted to try the real thing and quill a hollow egg and here it is.