Friday, May 25, 2018

Hand-Painted Rocks - Painting on Rocks is a Fun Craft for All Ages

My hobby is a little bit of a quirky sounding one, I love painting on rocks!

Here is a picture of the first rock I ever painted...


You only need a few things to get started with this fantastic hobby that the whole family can enjoy.

Most of the supplies are inexpensive, free, or can be purchased at a local craft store with a coupon.  You can even buy rocks to paint on line now.

Here is a linkto a coupon you can access on your phone and have scanned in the store.  It's usually good for 40% off of one item that's not on sale.

In addition, you can find just about everything you need to get started at online sellers like Amazon.

Here are links to some of the supplies you may need to paint on rocks...

Mod Podge Matte Gel Medium https://amzn.to/2Xh1idD

Painting Flowers on Rocks https://amzn.to/2Zwl87g

White acrylic paint https://amzn.to/3b4d00G

Paintbrushes https://amzn.to/3d6uScL

Inkjet Printer https://amzn.to/391bXx7

Arteza Paint Pens https://amzn.to/3cqpEYt

Sharpie Permanent Markers https://amzn.to/3eStQ4a

Sharpie Ultra Fine Black Marker (for outlines) https://amzn.to/2DOIkot

Art Markers https://amzn.to/30waJIX

Shuttle Art Markers https://amzn.to/31p8SoI

Deco Art White Paint Pen https://amzn.to/2DzQX6D

Paint Markers https://amzn.to/2XGYzep

Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium https://amzn.to/3iBinrL

Rocks for Painting https://amzn.to/2YmClyT

Stencil Brushes https://amzn.to/3g2Qc4X

 


There are many different methods for painting on rocks, and there are so many different things you can paint on a rock.

The ideas that come to my mind are endless!  It just depends on what you like and what sparks your creativity.

Here is a picture of a large flower rock I painted more recently.  I used a stencil for this one...


Irises & Hollyhocks
Hand-Painted Rock
 by nancymaggielee


You could paint flowers on rocks, birds, butterflies, fairies, cottages, animals, words and inspirational messages to name just a few.

<< See pictures of my painted rocks here >>

Over the course of painting many different rocks, I have found different methods of transferring designs onto my rocks to get the outcome I desire.

On this website I will outline each method I have used to design my rocks and from those you can choose which one you like best.  Why not try them all?

If you find a rock you want to paint and you start with a method that's not working out for you, simply wash the rock and start over and perhaps try a different method.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Napkin Decoupage Tutorial for Wooden Easter Eggs

You can make beautiful Easter eggs using napkins.  Yes, that's right.  Napkins!

With all the lovely napkin patterns available today, they are great to use for decoupaging wooden Easter eggs!

Make a stunning centerpiece like the one below...













You can purchase wooden Easter eggs in bulk on Amazon or you can purchase them at a local craft store like Michaels or A.C. Moore.








Wooden eggs, like the ones pictured above, are more of a seasonal item, so you may not be able to find them unless it's right before Easter.

But perhaps you might want to decorate other wood pieces with napkins, the possibilities are endless!

If you do happen to go to the craft store, don't forget your online coupon!  Here is a link to the current A.C. Moore coupon.

Usually all the craft stores accept competitors' coupons even if they are from your phone.

Lovely napkins like the ones pictured below (affiliate link) can be purchased on Amazon.



A Bronx Tale