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8 Maids a Milking

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***Temporarily Out Of Stock*** 12 Days of Christmas Series. Each ornament comes in a silk-lined gift box, along with an ornament hanger and a description. The egg is strengthened with many layers each of gesso, paint, and varnish. The scenes are enclosed behind custom-cut glass

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Inside the space provided by real eggshells, J. Brooke Patterson creates dioramas, using a variety of materials and methods. Painting media include oils, acrylic, watercolor, and ink. The miniature sculptural figures are mostly made using clays and resins, and these are subsequently altered in some way, with painting or embellishment, for example, to create the appropriate form and texture. Papers and fabrics are used, as well as wood and metal. She also includes natural and found materials, and in her hunt for something with just the right texture, shape, or color, she will find use for such things as dryer lint or spice seeds. Her garden is also a very rich resource, where she can gather dried up bits of twig and brush and transform them in some way. The eggshells are strengthened using a variety of techniques, depending on design, and all scenes are enclosed behind custom-cut glass.

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