Tuesday, April 17, 2012

What Can I Do with a Stony Face Painted on Rocks?

Once you paint a Stony Face on rocks, you'll find many ways to have fun with him (or her). Here's one example.

We all have refrigerators and many of us use refrigerator magnets. Parents love to showcase their child's artwork on the fridge. Children love to do craft projects that they can proudly display.

A painted rock Stony Face can become refrigerator magnets. Eyes up, eyes down, eyes crossed. You and/or your children can express yourself on a refrigerator's canvas by rearranging the eye, nose and mouth features of the Stony Face.

Stony Faces on Refrigerators
Need guidance on How to Paint Stony Face on Rocks? There's a PDF version and a Kindle eBook version that instruct and illustrate how four basic eye and mouth patterns enable you to make over 100 facial combinations to have fun with.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Rock Painting How-To Guide Now Available for Amazon's Kindle Ebook Reader

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Click here for the Kindle version.

The Kindle version of the craft painting book, How to Paint a Stony Face on Rocks, includes access to a full-size, full-color, printable PDF version of this project which can be downloaded to any computing device for easy printing. 

This is an easy, rock painting project for both kids and adults using ordinary stones and acrylic paint.

© Cindy Thomas Painted Rocks

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Hand Painted Rocks Become Stony Faces

I recently had some fun painting simple facial features on various sizes of rocks and stones. I called my new creation Stony Face.

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Stony Face Painted on Rocks

I then had an idea and even more fun rearranging the eye and mouth rocks I painted to create five additional funny Stony Faces.

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5 Different Stony Faces from 1 Set of Painted Rocks

Then I was inspired to paint more detailed mouths on some rocks and ended up with these LOL rocks that I could use with the basic Stony Face from my earlier project.

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LOL Painted Rocks for Stony Face

Finally, I decided to record all the steps I took to create the basic Stony Face, added 3 more simple eye and mouth patterns, and made a Stony Face rock painting how-to guide.

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How to Paint a Stony Face on Rocks

The Stony Face craft project is easy enough for beginner rock painters. Simple, step-by-step instructions, illustrations and photos guide you in selecting the rocks, drawing and painting the mouth and eyes, and arranging your painted rocks into funny faces. The 4 basic mouth patterns and 4 simple eye patterns can be combined to create over 100 unique, one-of-a-kind Stony Faces.

This is an easy, fun, inexpensive, craft project for both kids and adults. It's amazing how a little acrylic paint and imagination can bring ordinary rocks to life.

© Cindy Thomas Painted Rocks