Paper Turquoise DIY

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Make beautiful faux turquoise stones to use in your jewelry projects! Watch the short video tutorial here:

Step 1

Americana Acrylic Paints in Turquoise, Green, Red, Black and Brown
Wax paper
White school glue
Minwax Polycrylic Clear Gloss

Step 2

Blend 2 large sheets of newspaper in 1 quart of water to create a pulp
Pour it over a strainer to remove about 95% of the water
Add 1/4 cup white school glue and mix
Create clumps and balls and place on wax paper to dry
*Make smooth balls for beads and bumpy clumps for stones
Let dry under a desk lamp overnight

Step 3

Drill holes in your round beads and pendants
Paint the "rocks" in different shades of green, turquoise and red
When they're dry, paint them with watered down black
Immediately wipe of most of the black with a damp cloth
*This will leave black in the creases and divits
Try watering down brown to give more texture
Dust the "rocks" again with more color
Coat them with a generous amount of Minwax Polycrylic and let dry

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