Are you wondering what skills and knowledge it takes to be able to paint stones? Above all, you should be interested in it! And you need stones. It is best to collect these yourself on a river bank or on the beach during your sea vacation. Each individual stone always has its own character. Stones have an undiscovered beauty that is usually never repeated anywhere.
Get ready for a real artistic process
To paint stones artistically, you need the right attitude. They should perceive this act as something amusing and beautiful.
Paint stones and use them as original garden decorations
Paint colorful little birds on white stones
It depends on the right preparation
First you need to carefully clean the stones. All dirt has to go. The stone surface must be as smooth as possible. You should already have this in mind when choosing the stones.
Paint mandala stones in white
Note the shape of the stone and paint a suitable motif on it
Choose suitable colors
Above all, oil and acrylic paints are suitable for painting the stones. To fix them, you need a special spray. Clear nail polish would be a very good alternative here.
Wide range of colours
Decorate or turn into “creatures”.
Two are the common approaches to painting the stones. You can decorate them or “give them a soul”. In the first case, apply a suitable background, and then you can add various decorative shapes to it. A typical example is the application of geometric shapes such as triangles or squares. They can then be filled with various small pieces and other colored decoration.
A brightly painted cat
Some artists are inspired by the natural shapes of the stones and turn them into real works of art. You often discover the figure of lying animals. Sleeping cats or small fish are the motifs that are often used. With the help of painting or other decoration techniques, they make small replicas of these creatures.
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Use of painted stones in interior and garden decoration
The painted stones can be widely used in both interior and garden design. Indoors, we would recommend them as table decorations. You can use it to fill glass vases or decorative bowls. In addition, they can be distributed in the flower pots on the ground.
Mandala stone as a creative decoration in the garden
Painted stones can also be used in the garden. Distribute these as interesting accents on your garden paths. Again, they can decorate flower pots and decorate various pieces of furniture.
You must be aware that the color will fall off faster under the influence of external conditions.
Huge ladybugs in the entrance area
Paint stones with children
You can paint stones together with your kids. Besides, they could play with it. However, small stones are not very suitable for young children because they may swallow them or put them in their mouths. So don’t let them go unnoticed.
Paint all the letters on the stones – This makes it much easier for the little ones to learn the alphabet
Simple motifs in black
Various alternatives for decorating stones
There are different variants that can be considered for decorating stones. If painting just isn’t your thing, then you can decorate them with impressions or decoupage. An interesting variant is the vintage decoration technique of stones. In this case, cut out parts of old newspapers are used.
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Would you like to paint mandala stones?
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