Faux Agates

Made by Kristin Jansson

Jonni, these photos go with the comment I just made about giving your Basset Hound a ceramic finish.

I’m a huge fan of Rust-Oleum’s “Triple Thick Glaze”. It’s a spray paint that can be used on all sorts of surfaces: wood, paper, metal, glass, ceramic, plastic, paper mache, etc. You generally have to give it a couple coats but it ends up looking just like glass. I used it on some faux agates I made and at first glance, you can’t tell the difference. The surface of one of them got damaged, and all I had to do was sand it with 400 or 600 grit sandpaper, wipe the dust off and respray.

Faux Agates

6 thoughts on “Faux Agates”

  1. I hope that tutorial is here somewhere! I have used that sealer on other art projects it”s truly amazing stuff. Very realistic look you achieved!

    • I apologize for forgetting I said I’d do a tutorial. Too much happened in the intervening time…
      I have commitments until the 3rd week of September, but I will document the process and write directions that week. (It’s officially on my calendar.) I thought I had photos of the whole process, but have not located any so I’ll just make some new ones.
      Thanks for your interest Sherri. Jonni’s site is the best, isn’t it!

  2. Kristen,
    Wow I am impressed with your agate. When I first looked at them I said to myself, “ good grief, someone has attached photos of rocks to purchase to the sculptures page. Of all the nerve!” Then I read your comments to Jonni. I had to laugh at myself.??Great job.

    • That’s hilarious Becky! Thanks, it made my day.

      I made an agate necklace for a MN State Fair play that the MN History Center puts on every year called “History on a Schtick”. It was part of the “State Symbols on Parade” portion of the play. It was so much fun, and looked so lifelike, that I thought I would make agate ornaments for all my many nieces and nephews for Christmas presents. I intend to do a little write up of how I did it after I get some more of these Covid masks made.
      Stay tuned!


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