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Rock Painting Fun for Everyone


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Book Name: Rock Painting Fun for Everyone

Author: Lin Wellford

Publisher: ArtStone Press

ISBN: 0-9777065-2-4

Cover: Paperback

# of Pages: 96

Illustrations: Color photos, B & W drawings

Experience Required: All levels


Book Review

I love the projects in the book Rock Painting Fun for Everyone! so much it was hard to not choose all painted rocks as my favorites. I love the author’s simple and positive style of writing, which the reader gets their first exposure to in the Introduction. She encourages you to enjoy the rock painting experience and her enthusiasm is infectious because she makes you believe you can create wonderfully painted rocks. Before beginning any of the projects in this book it is important to read the Getting Started section so you are aware of what is involved in painting rocks (including selecting rocks, painting tips, painting basics, mixing custom colors and techniques) as well as the tools and materials required.

The projects in this book cover a variety of occasions and interests including seasons (Winter), flowers and fruit, holidays (Halloween and Christmas) as well as cats, dogs and butterflies. Photos demonstrating each step as well as a black and white drawing of the design on the rock accompany the straightforward and clearly written step-by-step instructions. Preceding the instructions for each painted rock project there is a section on the type of rock to use for the project including how the author chose the rock she used. I really like the More Ideas section following most of the project instructions in which there is a photo or photos of one or more ways to paint your rocks. There are also tips boxes included with many of the projects to ensure the success of your rock painting project as well as preserving all your hard work.

What I like best about Rock Painting Fun is the author’s style of presenting her projects. The final products are beautifully displayed in full color photos to give the reader the illusion of the subject painted on the rocks (i.e. the strawberries and the rest of the fruit painted on rocks in this book looks good enough to eat). I have had this book less than a week and I already want to get out there and look for rocks that might be suitable for one of the projects contained in its pages. Painting is not my strong suit but Lin makes me feel like I can paint something beautiful on a rock and all I have to do is use my imagination.

Favorites:

  • Rock Butterflies
  • Stoneberries
  • Rockitties
  • Rock Hounds
  • Spooky Stones
  • Holiday Houses
  • Rockin’ Santa
  • Rock Nativity Figures

Overall Rating:

5/5

Available At:

Amazon.com
Amazon.ca

 

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