This weekend on the way back from Santa Fe, New Mexico I found these cool looking rocks called Carborundum for sale at a rest stop. All were dark and sparkly, some of them had an iridescence. I bought 5 of them with an amethyst geode chunk.
Aren’t they pretty?
I’ve made my plans on what I plan to do with at least one of them. I’ll file it down on one side so it becomes flat. I’ll then adhere it to the canvas in the very middle and surround it with crystal clear rhinestones so that there is plenty of contrast and the details are visible. I’ll then move to darker shades as it goes further from the center, making a monochromatic gradation from clear to black. Coming from the carborundum stone, I’ll draw tentacle trails.
I’ll know when I see these rhinestones in person, but I found a stone that’s similar in color to the oil slick iridescence of the Carborundum stone.
If you looked at the diagram and wondered what Hematite and Black Diamond look like, here they are….