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« on: May 18, 2009 09:32:08 PM »

I love to paint on rocks! I find one with interesting ridges and shapes, then plan the painting around them. This one turned out to have fossil shapes -- at least they resembled fossils -- so I painted them into leaves. I added a little slogan, "Leave your mark."



A side view:



It's kind of hard to show the detail of how the paint follows the ridges, but the side view picks up some of it.  What I love about painting rocks is that each one is unique. I turn them over and over, inspecting each surface till the rock speaks to me. Then I just go for it!

All comments welcome. Thanks for looking.
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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2009 12:52:08 PM »

I like this!  What sort of paint do you use and do you seal them in some way?  It would be fun to paint some really big rocks for outdoor decorations.  You did a great job!
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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2009 03:19:57 PM »

Thanks, patti. I paint them with bottled acrylic paints, and then use a clear acrylic top coat. I like the brush-on top coat, but you could use a spray if you prefer.

I've also done some big rocks for outdoors, and by experience I've found that it's best to use Patio Paints on them. They're also acrylic based, but they hold up better under the sun. (The regular acrylics fade in the sun over time.)

I wish I had taken pictures of all the rocks I've painted. Probably dozens, and all completely different. I've done some big ones with "Welcome" and/or a family name. But mostly, I just discover what the rock has hidden in its shapes and ridges, then go with that.

Thanks for stopping by.

 
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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2009 07:01:20 PM »

That is beautiful. What inspiration! Something else to add to my ever growing list of things to try. By the way I absolutely love your colors.
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