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Title: The Art of Stone Painting: 30 Designs to Spark Your Creativity
Author: F. Sehnaz Bac
Publisher: Dover Publishing
Published: January 18th, 2017
Want something different to have a go at? Then go take a look at this delightfully different book, starting by examining the beautiful images on the cover which give you a taste of what you, too, could achieve. There is plenty of guidance on materials and equipment as well as step by step instructions, often via further illustrations and beautiful photographs. It is all well organised and presented in an enticing manner, encouraging readers to ‘have a go’ themselves. I’m loving it – lots of designs and things to try . . . . straightforward instructions, easy to follow. It doesn’t tell you to do so but I’ve had great fun trying out some of the ideas on paper but will be moving onto stones shortly! I think a hidden inspiration from it will be the desire to go for walks to find suitable stones, too 🙂 It is the sort of book that all except the youngest can learn from and keep going back to time and time again, not one that will just sit on the shelf unused. This is a brilliant, fun and truly is inspirational! Highly recommend it.
Many thanks to the publishers who gifted me a copy of this book without any obligations. This is my honest review after having fun exploring some of the ideas in it!
Transform ordinary stones into colorful works of art with this easy-to-follow guide. Popular stone artist F. Sehnaz Bac, a seasoned archaeologist who markets her painted Sassi dell’Adriatico (Stones of the Adriatic) on Etsy, presents step-by-step instructions for creating 30 fantastic designs. Full-color photographs accompany directions for painting themes that range from trees, flowers, and animals to mandalas, geometric patterns, holiday motifs, and more.
Starting with the basics — including finding and choosing stones as well as tools and materials — the guide offers a variety of techniques, including painting stones with colors or inks, painting on natural stone, and sealing the finished work. Projects range from simple to advanced and include suggestions for indoor and outdoor display, as well as instructions on how to style wearable objects such as pendants. A complete selection of templates provides motifs for every project as well as ample inspiration for developing your own designs.