I've made roller and trowel texturizers from packing peanuts, pearlite, and texture skins which I also made from silicone. I've ground down pool trowels to the size I think would work well, made wedges, and scratch coat scratchers. Ordered some foo-foo from Walttools. Picked up a drill type hand held mixer.
I finally started my practice board and this stuff is fun! I've got lots more practicing to do before I start my planned projects at home, but with Nathan's video training, I'm pleased with my initial dabbling into this art. There is much more depth than this picture shows and it is a patchwork of tests. I will soon try a larger area in one carving session. Later, I'll get into the painting experimenting and learning.