Wednesday 8 July 2015

Dragon Eggs - GOT inspired

Good evening!

 Inspired by my love of Game Of Thrones (what a jaw dropping 5th season!!) I have wanted to make a set of dragon eggs for some time and the season just ending kicked my ass into gear.

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I used the following materials:
MEDIUMS USED: Gesso, DoCrafts Artiste Spritzing Ink, Acrylic Paint, DecoArt Dazzling Metallics (Gold), DecoArt Fluid Acrylics (Quinacridone Gold), DecoArt Ultra-Matte Varnish.

OTHER PRODUCTS USED: Polystyrene eggs, Craft fun foam

All products above available from That Craft Place.

ANYTHING ELSE: Old corrugated cardboard box, brown parcel paper (recycling Amazon packaging), jute fabric, fabric scraps for stuffing box.
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Summary Process:


Cut LOTS of scale shapes from fab foam and glued to eggs with hot glue.  Any colour fab foam will do, I used lots of off cut pieces  I'd had for a long while.

Give the eggs 2 coats of Gesso thoroughly air drying in between. I applied very coarsely to add lots of texture.

I sprayed/rubbed the eggs with the following products:

GREEN EGG: Watered down acrylic paints (cadmium green & sap green), light spiritz with DoCrafts Artiste Spritzing Ink (White) to add some shimmer, added some depth with DoCrafts Artiste Spritzing Ink (Hematite) and watered down acrylic paint (burnt umber).

RED/ORANGE EGG: Watered down DecoArt Fluid Acrylics (Quinacridone Gold), DoCrafts Artiste Spritzing Ink (Gold), DoCrafts Artiste Spritzing Ink (Hematite), Watered down acrylic paint (burnt umber).

WHITE EGG: DoCrafts Artiste Spritzing Ink (White), DoCrafts Artiste Spritzing Ink (Gold), watered down acrylic paint (burnt umber).


Box constructed from a corrugated cardboard box and decoupaged with scrunched up brown parcel tape using several coats of watered down PVA glue.

Painted with a coat of brown acrylic paint which actually, and unintentionally, crackled in a weathered wood style, presumably because of the about of glue underneath.

I then painted over with DecoArt Fluid Acrylics in Quinacridone Gold before dry brushing Gold DecoArt Dazzling Metallics over.

I finished with a coat of DecoArt Ultra-Matte Varnish.

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Here are some more photos:
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Thank you as always for popping by, I hope you enjoyed looking at this creation as well as reading the thought process behind it.
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  1. these are just fab, i love GOT .
    box is amazing too, love this so much xx

  2. Hi they are gorgeous dragon eggs. We are only on series two of Game of Thrones we are loving it though. Hugs Jackie

  3. Oh WOW, I want them, Sam, LOL...fabulous hun, will be back to have a follow of your step by step, in the next couple of days, I have the eggs and gesso, so that is a start, hugs xxx

  4. Wow these are very creative, as soon as I seen these, I thought ok so they are made from pine cones, but as soon as I read what you have done I was surprised, so well done...

    Hugs xx

  5. What an amazing tribute to a fab show! This are epic! xx

  6. Great tribute, love your project, fab colours.

    Hugs Erin xx

  7. Gorgeous Dragon Eggs...reminds me of Game of them.
    Thank you for sharing them with us over at

  8. These are fab Sam - love them! I'm having to watch GoT on DVD, so glad you didn't drop any spoilers in as I'm only up to series 2!! I think these are a really inspired make, I would never have realised you'd used fab foam! Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit ~ Steffi :o) xx

  9. These are simply lovely! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  10. I do hope they don't all hatch at the same time! I love these eggs, they look so good. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics.


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