Inspired by some of the faux turqoise recipies out there I decided to try using my trimmings to create fantastical geode stones.
Ingredients : surface treatment scraps, acryllic paints, food processor,
first you need some surface treatment trimmings….
Then you need a food processor…..
This was five pounds at a car boot sale (obviously can no longer be used with food)
Plus some translucent in this case
Whizz it up into polymer kibble
Turn it out onto work surface. In this case my usual glass tiles are topped with recycled paper.
Paint all surfaces of the kibble
I wanted to experiment with two colours
Mmmmmm! I think it looks like robot vomit….but hey ho I am known for being peculiar.
Squish the kibble into lumps, compressing it really hard. I tend to dust my hands in cornstarch to make it all stick to me a bit less.
I prefer to cure my beads and things like this in cornflour in cheap metal food containers. Cure as per packet instructions.
Take the cooled cured pieces out and give them a wash in water.
Then sand the out surface off to reveal the internal colours. The paint between the kibble creates this lovely effect.
I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial, more are en route eventually, I promise.