Making Eggshell Panels - A Decorative Technique

Hilke Kurzke, Book Artist, Printmaker, Writer, Bookbinder

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6 Videos (21m)
    • Welcome

    • Step 1: Preparing the Eggshells

    • Step 2: Glueing the Shells to the Paper

    • Step 3: Applying Gesso and Possibly Acrylics

    • Step 4: Sanding and glossing

    • The Finished Panel


About This Class

In this class you are going to learn to make eggshell panels. An eggshell panel is a decorative paper with actual eggshell mounted on it. It looks a bit like an ivory mosaic and can look anything from wildy funky to classically beautiful.

The technique is used by designer bookbinders for inlays onto leather bindings, but you can use it really everywhere where you would use decorative paper. For example on cards, or to decorate a piece of calligraphy, or to cover a box, ... the possibilities are endless.

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This is a nice presentation of an interesting technique that I have not seen before. Thanks Hilke..





Hilke Kurzke

Book Artist, Printmaker, Writer, Bookbinder

Hilke Kurzke is a book artist, writer, printmaker and book binder.

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