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

4 thoughts on “Faux Agates”

  1. 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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