Thursday, July 9, 2009

New Beginnings- Faux Bone

I've had this sheet of 1/8" thick 8"x8" sheet of Faux Bone glaring at me for weeks now and I couldn't take it any more.
Although this is my first time using a jeweler's saw on my own, I don't think I did too bad..are you supposed to use beeswax when cutting faux bone? I didn't, but may try it next time just to see if it makes a difference.
Still deciding on designs and colors but it is exciting to have a blank canvas like this that is easy on the wallet.

There is still lots of finishing to be done, hope to get one piece completed by the weekend.


Janice said...

Ooooh - can't wait to see what you do with it. I had tried faux bone once. Cut out a piece, filed and sanded, put it down and was "going to finish it soon". Well, it's been a couple years now and I can't locate those pieces or any of the faux bone for that matter! I hate when that happens! Those studio goblins can be so cruel!

Aja Vaz said...

Lol, I hate when that happens! I usually find that something or other when we move or I do a massive re-organization of my space. Thankfully, it's not too expensive and he recently started selling smaller pieces of faux bone- so less shaping, etc.