Today has been filled with crushing rainbow quartz. It has been a hard job but very good for anger management! There is a lot of white powder residual I will have to sift out. The goal is to leave only the sparkling shards. Remarkably I have not received any cuts on my fingers yet which was an expectation since it is like glass once it is broken up.
The effect is not what I imagined. I wanted all the colors of the rainbow to easily be seen. This is not astounding and dramatic. By adding hologram glitter, the effect is almost there but if I have to use the hologram glitter to get the effect, what is the point of crushing the rainbow quartz? The effect of rainbow quartz is definitely best see by leaving it intact.
Ideally I need a sheet of rainbow quartz fiber optically lit from the back illuminating the rainbow by movement of the lights. The sheet of quartz would have to be so thin that the weight of itself would break it. I wonder what the price of a 48″ x 48″ piece would be? I am still unsure if that would be the effect I am dreaming of. I think I will look for hologram flakes, if there is such a thing.
I have to sit down and quietly imagine how to separate the sparkle of God from the “sea of glass-like fine crystal” in front of the throne since both are similar in appearance. This is going to be another hard section to create. Even though I anticipated glitches here and there, this section of the painting is extremely complicated and requires true imagination.