Paper Turquoise
by Mark Montano Follow

Make faux turquoise from old newspaper, paint and glue.....It looks just like the real thing!  Watch the short video tutorial here:


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

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  •  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

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  • 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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  • Use the stones in all kinds of ways!

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