Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Rock Art!: Painting and Crafting with the Humble Pebble

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Book Review - Rock Art!: Painting and Crafting with the Humble Pebble

Rock Art!: Painting and Crafting with the Humble Pebble

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About the Book
Great uses for rocks: throwing, skipping, kicking…how about painting? Rock painting is one of the oldest forms of artistic expression known to man. The varied surfaces, shapes, and sizes of rocks also make them perfect for crafts. From brooches to bookends, paperweights to place cards, miniature owls to patterned pebbles, you can create just about anything with the right rock and a bit of imagination. In Rock Art!, visual artist Denise Scicluna provides inspiration and advice for rocking our artsy side with:
  • Tips for finding and identifying rocks and preparing them for paint
  • Techniques for creating the perfect "rock" from polymer clay
  • A guide to gathering tools, from paint, pencils, and brushes to wood filler and varnish
  • Dozens of projects for bringing pebbles to life with personality and style
Simple, step-by-step instructions, and more than 250 full-color illustrations that practically pop off the page make this fun and unusual book perfect for crafters of all ages.

My Take on the Book
This is a great book that really gives you a ton of resources and ideas for paining rocks and creating some very cool friends from the rocks that you find outside. They even give you pointers in how to make your own rocks out of polymer clay. This was a cool extra as I would not have thought of this myself. There are great photos throughout and even though not all of the photos are broken down into steps you can still figure out how to create the rocks through the pictures that you see as well.

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