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Rock Art Handbook: Techniques and Projects for Painting, Coloring, and Transforming Stones (Fox Chapel Publishing) Over 30 Step-by-Step Tutorials using Paints, Chalk, Art Pens, Glitter Glue & More Paperback – August 13, 2018
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From the Publisher
Decorated rocks like these can be left around your neighborhood to spread joy and kindness!
Follow easy step-by-step directions to experiment and master the best rock art techniques.
You'll soon be confidently creating all these amazing designs:
- Abstract Flowers
- Houses and People
- Henna Designs
- Dot Mandalas
- Gradient Backgrounds
- Stencil Art
- and much more!
Fun Techniques for Creating Rock Art
Join the rock art movement!
Rocks are the perfect canvas for creating something beautiful that can be shared. Rock Art Handbook is a comprehensive resource that will teach you more than 30 different step-by-step techniques for fun and creative ways to decorate rocks.
Adults, children, parents, grandparents, and teachers across the country are sharing in this beautiful activity together. The love of rock art crosses all generations and can be enjoyed as a family!
- Over 30 step-by-step tutorials
- Learn art and craft techniques for decorating rocks
- Great craft to do with the whole family
- Easy-to-follow, beginner-friendly instructions
- Uses easy-to-find art supplies and household items
Techniques and Projects for Painting, Coloring, and Transforming Stones
Preparing Your Rocks
Learn the best places to find rocks, how to clean them, and how to get them ready to be part of your masterpiece!
Discover the various sealant options that will protect your rock art from fading and chipping over time.
Markers and Pens
From intricate designs to blended, paint-like drawings, it's amazing what you can achieve with markers and pens!
Use paint markers, highlighters, gelly roll pens, metallic markers, and more—and don't be afraid to mix and match!
Mandalas and Tangles
Discover how to incorporate mandalas and Zentangle (R) designs into your rock art!
You can outline mandalas with paint markers, create tangles over beautiful background art, and even add detailed doodles and patterns using a white gel pen or black liner pen.
Create unique, abstract designs on rocks with this fascinating marbling technique!
You'll learn how to construct marbled zigzags, flowers, and more with acrylic paint, nail polish, and a few everyday household materials.
One of the most popular ways to decorate rocks is with acrylic paints. Just think of your rock as a mini art canvas, and the sky's the limit!
If you can dream it, you can paint it on a rock!
30 Tutorials Featuring Dot Painting, Marbling, Embellishments, and Much More!
Create depth in your rock art design with decoupage!
Learn how to use materials like paper, napkins, fabric, tissue paper, and temporary tattoos to bring your rock art to life!
Embellishments and Textures
Learn how to add some extra dimension and sparkle to your rocks with puffy paint, stickers, glitter, beads, charms, rhinestones, and more!
Rocks and Kids
Not only is rock art fun for kids to make, it can help them learn!
From color rocks and alphabet rocks to number and story stones, there's plenty of fun, educational projects to create and share!
There's more to do with your rock art than hide it around town: Affix your finished pieces to a plaque to enhance your home décor, display them in keepsake boxes, turn smaller rocks into jewelry or keychains, make cute garden markers, and more.
The possibilities are endless!
This awesome Rock Art Handbook turns anyone a rock artist.Hello, Wonderful
Samantha Sarles' passion and knowledge for painting rocks shines in Rock Art Handbook.--Green Teacher Magazine
Perfect for anyone just getting started and introduces several techniques and designs.--Rock Painting 101
Samantha was inspired by her son's love of crafting and the joy they got from decorating simple rocks together. Samantha believes that art projects don't always need to be complex to showcase great creativity. Kids and adults don't need to be expert artists to make great art, and that's what her book on rock art strives to drive home. The art techniques in her book range from simple designs, like words and dots, to intricate designs and blending, all of which the book carefully takes you through, step by step.--Posh Kids Magazine
From the Back Cover
The Best Techniques
for Creating Amazing
Brush painting isn't the only way to decorate a rock! Almost anything you do on paper or canvas, you can do on a rock. Rock Art Handbook will show you how, with more than 30 tutorials featuring dot painting, marbling, embellishments, and much more. It's the perfect opportunity to use your favorite craft supplies, from nail polish to puff paint to gelly roll pens, or to try something new. There are plenty of kid-friendly options—like chalk, washi tape, and glitter glue—too. And what do you do with the rocks when they’re finished? Author Samantha Sarles, who blogs at ColorMadeHappy.com, has plenty of ideas!
"Samantha's book is a treasure trove of ideas and inspiration for those new to rock painting. With tons of beautifully photographed examples and easy-to-follow instructions, this book offers endless creative fun for all ages."
—Vicki Whiting, Kid Scoop News
Doing a project together—such as the rock art projects in this book—builds the parent-child bond and teaches kids important skills, such as following directions, communication, and patience! Rock Art Handbook is a very doable family project!"
—Thaneeya McArdle, author of Good Vibes Coloring Book
- Item Weight : 1 pounds
- Paperback : 160 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1565239458
- ISBN-13 : 978-1565239456
- Publisher : Fox Chapel Publishing; First Edition (August 13, 2018)
- Product Dimensions : 6.9 x 0.4 x 8.9 inches
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,637 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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