The art of pebble painting
The idea of transforming your memories of the beach into mini-works of art fascinates you? So start painting in pebbles to create beautiful designs with ease. The principle is simple. Bring some pebbles from the beach or pick them up from the nearest creative hobby shop and choose the painting technique best suited to your project. The rest is a matter of imagination and patience. Let yourself be inspired by the variety of natural shapes and colors of the stones for a unique creation.
Some tips before proceeding to paint on pebbles
For the less lucky ones who could not get it during a walk in the beach, do not worry. You will find a variety of decorative pebbles in creative hobby stores, gardening centers or at building materials suppliers.
Start cleaning the rollers thoroughly with hot water and soap. You can even rub them with the toothbrush. If there are rough areas or bumps, sand them with 100, 150 and 220 gauge sandpaper.
Before you begin, do not hesitate to practice drawing your design on a sheet of paper. Also, if the design is more elaborate, first make a sketch in chalk, pencil or even the marker with ultra fine paint. This allows you to draw with greater precision.
Always start with the largest drawing. Allow to dry after each coat of paint. You can use a hair dryer to dry the paint faster.
Painting on pebbles is a creative activity suitable for both adults and children. Here are some ideas to consider for a future DIY project to share with your little ones:
Make magnetized rollers to decorate the fridge and fix the shopping list.
Put the already decorated pebbles in a natural setting as an original garden decoration. You can make labels for the vegetable garden or just decorate a few pots of succulents.
The holidays are also a good opportunity to get started in pebble painting. Treat yourself to a personalized seasonal decoration.
It is also the ideal manual activity to share with children. Characters of cartoons, animals or funny monsters, the imagination of children has no limit.
The polished surface of the pebbles is the perfect canvas for writing your small calligraphy messages.
Make your own stone pet.
Still a myriad of creative ideas to explore.