rockart — method two madness

I don’t know why I’ve become obsessed with rocks. I’m just going with it. Little kids like them and my neighbors get a kick out of it. If they think I’m a crazy old lady, so be it. They’re not wrong. Latest batch almost done. I have to give them the Liquitex spray treatment or […]

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the river rocks I’m preparing to decorate …

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  1. Oh that’s very creative! I love to collect them in their natural form too. I have a sulphur rock from Tattapani hot springs, some coral from a beach in Thailand, remember picking some at Andaman only to be confiscated at the airport 😐…

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  2. I often find this type of rock art left in geocaches. I have one in my possession that is painted like leopard print with a flower. We got one in a cache that saintvi kept – a lavender rock with hearts all over! Last time I was at her house she was using it as a paperweight.

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  3. I’m sure yours will be just as beautiful and maybe even more interesting. In any case, they are works of art, one of a kind, unique.
    best regards

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  4. Beautiful! I admire artworks that incorporate natural materials.

    Eons ago, I took Girl Scouts to the Shenandoah River to collect rocks. We painted the rocks to make paperweights and sculptures. Maybe it would be fun to paint rocks again…

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  5. Oh… I’ve done something similar. When I was out of town I found rocks to decorate with permanent colored markers. I picked up a bag of stones at the charity shop and drew hearts and stars on them and when I walk around my block I just leave them about 🙂

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      • I didn’t have time to paint… so I now have a pack of colorful permanent markers I take with me when ever I travel. They even work on the polished river stones that I picked up that you put in vases to hold long stem flowers in place – or for any number of projects. I just drew some heart and stars on some and hope they get found (and passed on… ) Sometimes I used clear nail polish to cover the images to make them sort of shine. But I don’t think it is totally needed. So there might be some where and tare look to the illustration – just gives it more character. 😉

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          • Craft stores… sides of the road, by creeks and rivers ~ Good luck. I just placed three today that I had painted an acrylic base, let it dry and then just drew on top of it with marker. Just some hearts, a sun, kind words… 😀 Sometimes just ‘Joy’ is enough.

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        • Be careful as I tried it after I had painted a base on a polished stone and then used maker… the marker ran… so maybe the polish is better for just marker on unpolished stone. Maybe it will work for just the paint?

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      • Yep. Sort of like geo caching… though I’ve not done that. I did find a couple of those boxes one place. But they like you to trade something… and I didn’t always have something to trade. There actually is a geo cache type box in one of the little free libraries I visit.

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          • Two things… wait until the marker is dry or it may run, and if you want to add confetti… just know the color of the confetti will also run. You could also use a clear nail polish that had some sort of sparkle in it 🙂

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              • I think the nail varnish will work if the stone is rough. But I didn’t bother using it on some of my decorated rough stones. When I used the nail varnish – while it was still wet I sprinkled on the foil confetti very carefully the color will bleed. But I think you could use hodge podge glue that dries clear too. Though I guess that isn’t water proof either.

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  6. So beautiful! And what a creative painter! 🙂
    One of my friends lives in an area where people, especially children, are painting rocks and stones as a thank you to the frontline workers…they have a special place in their city where the painted rocks are displayed outdoors. So cool!
    (((HUGS))) 🙂
    PS…you found some great river rocks! They are pretty all by themselves. 🙂

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  7. Wow, I’m seeing beautiful painted rocks everywhere (at the base or in the crooks of trees or tucked into gardens) and yes, they are painted to give support to our frontline workers and brighten up the walks of others!
    Now I want to try this…good luck, Kate , with your lovely river rocks.

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    • They are beautiful.

      Not sure if you’re finding these in Australia, but since the COVID_19 started, many people(a lot of children I think?) have taken to painting smallrocks and stones with encouraging messages like, “love each other”; “be kind” and so on. You find them in parks, trails and just about anyplace.

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