Happy Heart Day!
Valentine’s always gets me painting hearts and making pretty things. Last weeks, we went walking through the dry river bed and found a ton of fun rocks. My youngest, like myself, has a love for rock hunting. I love the perfectly smooth and round ones and he like the oddly shaped one.
At home, I gathered all the smooth ones and set to painting them with my finest paint brush and my Golden high flow acrylics. Fun, Fun! I love painting rocks. I have given away all the rocks I have painted in the past, so now I have a new set to give out as needed.
With the other half, I wanted to glue pics onto, but paper is too hard to glue onto rocks, because of the shape and texture of the rocks. After a bit of research, I decided to try the gel transfer method.
I have a wonderful catalog from Christie’s Auction House featuring images from John James Audubon, The Birds of America. The catalog is filled with tiny, lovely images, perfect for transferring to rocks.
I will post images showing how I used this method tomorrow!
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how they turned out! So sweet, shabby chic, romantic and pretty!