are pebbles and rocks everywhere, but did you ever consider
them to be blank canvases? This book shows you how to transform
a humble stone into a work of art.
If you live near a beach or a river you will find collecting
pebbles easy, but don’t despair if you can’t find
anything suitable grab some polymer clay and make your own.
This is the type of hands-on approach you will get from this
fun book, as well as a brief look at the three main types
of rock and some rock hunting tips. You don’t need many
materials to get started but the author provides plenty of
help with getting started, varnishing, making clay pebbles
plus other useful things. This book is mostly filled with
ideas and projects. Look at your stone to see what the shape
suggests, then follow the simple instructions and fill your
house with monsters, fish, owls, words, mandalas, abstract
designs, animals, flowers and people. Turn your creations
into place settings, jewelry, lucky charms, games, fridge
magnets, bookends and paperweights. The fun, quirky project
pages show in a few steps how it is done, with ideas and suggestions
for use. All the pieces have amusing names and look as though
they would be fairly simple and enjoyable to make. At the
back of the book there are photographs of ideas for using
the painted pebbles, many of which did not occur to me who
had hitherto only seen them used as paperweights! It is always
good to see a craft book on an unusual subject, especially
a fresh look at an old and rather forgotten one.
NB: There are some places where it is illegal to gather pebbles
or stones, so do make sure it is allowed before doing so.
If you cannot find a good range of painting materials locally
for a list of suppliers.