Monday, January 22, 2018

Rock Painting Video Tutorial: Glitter Bugs

Rachel Mitchell demonstrates how to paint her unique, glitter bugs on rocks in this excellent video lesson.

You'll learn to to paint these shiny, glittery bugs with Rachel's video





I have the brushes and paints to create the glitter bugs, however, these are the supplies I want to add to my rock-painting toolkit:
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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Before & After Painted Rocks: Adorned Elephants



The rock shapes I chose for these adorned, painted elephants were:
  • Round, roly-poly stone (left)
  • Loaf shape (center)
  • Triangular (right) 

My first step was to paint the elephants without any colorful garments. To help with the proportions and shading I referred to Lin Wellford's book - Painting Zoo Animals on Rocks.

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Elephant features sketched on the stones

The rock elephants are brought to life with shading and details

I then chose a different head covering and blanket design for each elephant.

Painted rock elephants adorned in festive apparel

Rocks are enlivened by paint to become adorned, decorated elephants.


© Cindy Thomas Painted Rocks

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