Painted Rock Crafts
Painting rocks, stones, and pebbles may sound like another trend but it isn’t. The earliest paintings at any point created by man were done on the stone walls of caves. Level stones like cavern walls give great artistic creation surfaces. Part of the craft is to discover in the stone’s shape a suggestion of structure which you can improve by using color. You may see a canine, feline, fish or human face. If you favor you can do abstract shapes and designs as well. The color and surface of the stone can also suggest ideas. Before you start the project you must have a couple of stones and rocks available. The best spot to discover good stones is at the sea shore or at a river bank. Nature has just washed and smoothed them down for you. If you have different rocks, you can just wash them with dishwashing fluid and water.
- Rocks, stones and pebbles
- Paints: acrylics, poster paint, watercolors
- Brushes: fine brushes for great detail
- Varnish: clear finish or polyurethane
- Felt: for base of rock