Conditions of Use
A very simple craft to begin with very little startup costs.
Smooth rocks - round or flat
Clear acrylic spray
1. Make a space on your worktable and paper it with newspaper to protect the surface and minimize cleanup.
2.Gather smooth rocks and wash them. Allow to dry on newspaper.
3. With paints ready, decide what designs you will be painting on your rocks. For beginners, think in symbols. My Christian neighbors painted garden rocks with crosses and flowers. Wiccans can paint smaller rocks for each of the elements for Quarter Calling. Pagans and Heathens of all traditions can use a multitide of symbols. A book of symbols comes in handy during this stage.
4. After you know what symbols or images you will paint, decide if you will be painting the background. If you are, paint the rocks using one color for each and then allow to dry. If you paint the background and do not allow dry time, the colors will bleed. Background painting is best done with cotton balls.
5. Designs. Paint designs on using either thin paint brushes or cotton swabs. Cotton swabs are great for making thick solid lines. Thin paint brushes are for finer line work.
Allow plenty of drying time between paint applications.
6. When your creation is completely dry, spray with clear acrylic to protect your painting.
Stones for each of the elements
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