OK it's confession time...1st of a this is the only peice I've ever done this way( it's pretty popular with some crafters but to me it's too expensive). 2nd of all I decided when I saw how it photographed I'd have to get more familiar with it, & decide it's not too expensive at least for some peices. It's liquid polymer clay, mine is liquid sculpy. When I baked this stone I had accidentaly used a glitter in it that wasn't heat safe( the white one) & it protruded out of the stone & was very ugly ( looked all spikey). So after the usual sanding & buffing I still wasn't really happy with it, it just didnt sparkle or shine. So I tried this liquid clay tip I saw, It's just a thin layer of the liquid clay baked over the stone then plunged into cold water. Then I sanded & buffed as usual, & then it has a couple of coats of gloss polyurathane.