Giving Mother Nature a hand

Giving Mother Nature a hand

For decades I have walked the shores of Mille Lacs Lake in central Minnesota collecting lake glass, or what those of you on the coasts call sea glass.

Then I became a mother, taught my children to do the same and amassed even more lake glass.

Don’t get me wrong. I love this collection. But there is one problem. Apparently in our part of the world, a prevalence of Scandinavian blandness means that our lake glass does not get very colorful. I find a few pieces of green and brown. When I am really lucky, I might find a little gem of blue or–gasp–pink. Usually though, what I find is white.

Here is my 30 odd years collection of white and blue lake glass. You can see what I mean.

Boring, right?

I should have put something in the picture for scale relevance. Those are not your ordinary jars. Those are some mighty big jars. They are the kind of jars that one might get from Costco that would supply a family with giant pickles until the end of time.

In other words, I have a lot of white lake glass. Imagine my delight then, when I found that Seth Apter’s new translucent product meant I could give Mother Nature a helping hand.

Here are some pieces of white lake glass.

I applied Versamark embossing ink to the glass. Then I covered the glass with Seth’s new Velvet Mediterranean Collection of baked embossing powders and heated them with a heat gun.

The glass was then a little shiny, so after they cooled, I covered each piece with a light coat of matte medium.

Look at the magical results. They look just like the real thing.

I wonder how long it will take me turn all those white pieces of lake glass in my giant jars into pretty little gems?

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