Anyone like me and wish summer would last forever!?!? I love walking along the shoreline and collecting rocks (and driftwood too) to use in/for art projects.
Nature’s canvas is one of my favorite mediums. It’s a perfect resource to use in decorating your living space. The natural elements reflect the beauty and peacefulness of God’s creation and bring a sense of calmness to one’s spirit.
SUPPLIES USED: Rocks, liquid craft paint, water, brushes, pencil and sealer.
I had a request to paint scenes of Lake Erie on rocks gathered from there.A quick sketch to use as a guide as I add paint to this gem!
Since I wanted a softer touch to the rock scenes, I watered down the liquid acrylic craft paint. Rocks are porous and soak up moisture. The watery paint soaked into the rocks leaving a thin layer of paint on top of the rocks (Note: You can always use fine grit sandpaper to scrape off some paint and soften the look (or even give it a time worn/distressed look)).Adding thin (watered down) layers of paint…
One of the sunset scenes I did.
After painting the rocks, I sprayed them with a clear matte sealer to protect the paint.
Have fun painting scenes from your summer to serve as happy reminders of memories made…made for something more!
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