Valentine egg: candy ropes and floral stamps and polymer clay

Valentine egg: candy ropes and floral stamps and polymer clay — this was such a fun egg to make and not that difficult. I began with an empty chicken egg and several twisted ropes of two contrasting colors of polymer clay. I dabbed on a little liquid sculpey to keep a couple of the heart outlines in place¬† then cured the egg.¬† I added more heart shapes and cured again, after all the stripey places were on i cut out sheets of polymer clay that fit the hearts, and stamped them with a old floral stamp i found lying around. then fit those cut outs into the hearts, tucking the edges down beside the cured two color ropes. After curing again, i punched out the inbetween egg shell and dissolved out the rest of the egg shell using vinegar (it took many hours and two changes of vinegar). I used triple thick clear and a little bit of black acrylic paints to “antique” the stamped areas.

To me it looks like candy…