i've been playing with this idea for a little while, and while i'm not 100% perfected on it, the basic idea is still good.
(i know they arnt paitned to my usualy standards but i was in a rush to get them done for a game, and nobody seemed to be complaining. but with a little more time and fore thought in it they could look 100 times better.)
wyrdstones from quarts crystals!
when i was a little kid, i had a rock collection, and i have some quarts crystal points. so i got them down from the attic and decided they would make some pretty awesome wyrdstone deposits. so here's my step by step guide.
Step 1. (get some crystal points)
Step 2. (make a latex mold of them)
Step 3. (cast them out of resen or clear plastic, i would advice washing your hands or wearing gloves while handling fresh resin because everything sticks to it, like paint and dirt and fingerprints...very annoying (i need new resin))
step 4. (wash them in a very light coat of paint, or use ink (i wish i had green ink))
Step 5. (make your base out of green stuff or clay or scultpy what ever compound you like to work with, and stick the crystals in)
Step 6. (use those creative painting skills, base coats, washes and highlights! how ever you want to go about it)
its a fun little process and has lots of potential for other uses as well