I was going to call it a midnight Dragon but discovered that has some video game connections 🤷♀️
So it is now a “Night sky” Dragon lol.
My steampunk/craft friend brought one of those tourist gift painted eggs made in China. I know there are thousands of them but I quite like them really. So I kept the original egg so that I can put it back if I want.
I’ve just decorated the polystyrene egg by gluing fragments of lace to it then painting it with black gesso.
From previous experience, I know that heating the polystyrene will make it shrink. While this isn’t great for some projects, I actually wanted to utilise it in this project as it actually makes it look a bit like lizard skin. Pretty appropriate for a dragon I think.
So I ‘carefully’ heated the gesso dry. I stopped before it went to far.
I used iridescent paints and waxes to colour the egg. I gave the little glass case a quick makeover. I say makeover but I still made it look old and shabby.