Since we are in Ohio this week for family events, I have some free time on my hands. Soooooo…it is time to post one of my latest studio adventures. I don’t have a variety of photos of work in process, but I do have one test photo of a sample bowl using Lynda Moseley’s Turquoise Tutorial.
While searching for inspiration for a bowl project, I stumbled across a Pinterest photo of faux turquoise beads from Janice Stadelmann-Elder of Out Of Time Designs. The colors variations were interesting and could be the surface solution for my bowls. (When you are making 25+ items for an exchange…you want to enjoy the process)
Not only am I enjoying the process, I am looking for additional items that may work using the faux turquoise.
I have to give Lynda Moseley credit for writing a terrific tutorial. She includes recipes for 16 different faux gemstones, as well as additional variations of each color combination. While I was working through the recipes…I realized that by tweaking the recipes a bit. my options were limitless.
I must add two words of caution though. If you decide to experiment with all of the gemstone formulas, you can easily spend $200 for supplies…YES…I have them all!!! I am certain, I now have a lifetime supply. Caution #2!!! This is not a technique for instant gratification…at least not in the initial stages. You MUST let the paint dry 24 hours to achieve the wonderful crackled surface. The fact that I live in a very humid part of the country could definitely be a factor…and Lynda also lives in South Carolina.
As I complete the bowls, I will post photos additional photos. So far I have 18 interiors prepared…and 2 months until the exchange…whew…past the half way mark!!!