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The Art of Stone Painting book review

The Art of Stone Painting: 30 Designs to Spark Your Creativity

We love crafting with stones. They are easy to get hold of, a very tactile material and pretty easy to re-use again and again. I was pretty excited when I heard about  a new book called The Art of Stone Painting. I’ve seen some lovely stone crafts on Pinterest and wanted to find out more about creating them myself.

I kindly received a copy of The Art of Stone Painting30 Designs to Spark Your Creativity by F. Sehnaz Bac through NetGalley. This books aims to help you transform ordinary stones into colourful works of art with this easy-to-follow guide.

The Art of Stone Painting: 30 Designs to Spark Your Creativity

Popular stone artist F. Sehnaz Bac, a seasoned archaeologist who markets her painted Sassi dell’Adriatico (Stones of the Adriatic) on Etsy, presents step-by-step instructions for creating 30 fantastic designs. Full-colour photographs accompany directions for painting themes that range from trees, flowers, and animals to mandalas, geometric patterns, holiday motifs, and more. 

The Art of Stone Painting: 30 Designs to Spark Your Creativity

Starting with the basics — including finding and choosing stones as well as tools and materials — the guide offers a variety of techniques, including painting stones with colours or inks, painting on natural stone, and sealing the finished work. Projects range from simple to advanced and include suggestions for indoor and outdoor display, as well as instructions on how to style wearable objects such as pendants. A complete selection of templates provides motifs for every project as well as ample inspiration for developing your own designs.

This is a gorgeous book and I found so much inspiration reading through it. Some of the designs looks really complicated but the photographs show the steps to make them for yourself and I am hopeful I can try some of them out.

The Art of Stone Painting: 30 Designs to Spark Your Creativity

The Art of Stone Painting30 Designs to Spark Your Creativity is priced at £13.99, was published on the 18th January and is available from Amazon and all good book shops.


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  • Reply
    Michelle Twin Mum
    January 19, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    Gosh these are gorgeous, One of my daughters would go crazy for this book. I’ll have to show her. Mich x

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    Hayley Warren
    January 20, 2017 at 12:50 am

    Ooh, this looks really good! It would be great to find some stones along the beach and paint them as a souvenir of a holiday.

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