Monday, August 29, 2011

How To Preserve A Bird Nest

 This paper weight is the newest object in my studio. 

 Earlier this summer I found this tiny egg and nest.  It was so small I had a hard time photographing the tiny wisps of string and twig in the net.

 I have been experimenting with EasyCast and felt I was ready to try it with something special. 

 I made a batch of EasyCast and prepared my mold. 

 The nest was so fragile I was starting to have second thoughts.....but I went ahead and covered it in EasyCast after placing the nest in the mold.

After leaving everything to cure in the mold for 48 hours my final paper weight turned out perfect!
My nest is preserved!


Alice said...

I'm nearly speechless! This is just gorgeous and so unique!!!!

Terri said...

That is one of a kind paperweight! Love it!

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Suz said...

Wow. Very cool!

Christina said...

I love it! What a great idea! It looks so delicate, yet sturdy.

Wax Beach Artist said...

Great idea and it turned out perfect!

Harvey Dover said...

I have got to try this. I found a small nest on the ground with 4 eggs in it. You can tell the eggs are old so no one can freak out. Two of the eggs are broken and you can see inside. I was wondering if I should just throw it away but after seeing and reading this, I am going to give it a try. Wish me luck !

Carmi said...

I do wish you luck! Send a picture if you can.