Rocks and Roses

Roses and Rocks

Happy Heart Day!

hand painted rocks

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.

hand painted rocks

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.

Image transfer rocks

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.

gel transfer image rocks

I will post images showing how I used this method tomorrow!

bird rocks.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how they turned out! So sweet, shabby chic, romantic and pretty!

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2 Responses to Rocks and Roses

  1. Annette says:

    Love your work, I too paint rocks and love your ideas!! Just started following you on Pinterest.

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