Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Stones

Primatoide Futile brings us these engraved protective tokens bearing various Lovecraftian sigils. She does a nice job of recreating the look of stone using Super Sculpey.

If you're ever tempted to try something like this with real rocks, like the polished river stones available at craft stores, I would suggest going very low tech. It can be done with a Dremel, but you'll go through bits like crazy. It's actually easier to use a nail mounted in an X-Acto handle to patiently scribe the figure into the stone.



3 comments:

Phil said...

What about soapstone? From what I've read its fairly easy to carve.

Propnomicon said...

@ Phil

From what I've read soapstone is incredibly easy to work with. Very soft and forgiving, but it polishes up to a beautiful sheen.

Luke Martinelli said...

Use any old river stone, submerge it in a small amount of water so the work surface is just covered and use a diamond bit in your cordless dremel (a wired dremel and water is a dangerous mix) the water helps to cool the stones surface and the bit ensuring you will get a lot more use out of your bits.