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Rock art is showing up everywhere, and anyone can do it!
- Over 30 step-by-step tutorials make Rock Art Handbook your comprehensive rock art resource
- Covers various craft techniques for decorating rocks like dot painting, marbling, embellishments, and much more
- Use your favorite craft supplies from nail polish, puff paint, and gelly roll pens to chalk, washi tape, glitter glue and more
- Perfect family craft for parents & kids to do together
- Make your own “kindness rock,” a growing trend seen on Facebook and reported on the TODAY show
Rock art is showing up everywhere—on Etsy, at craft shows, online, and on hidden “kindness rocks” around your neighborhood. And the good news is you can do it yourself!
Just look in your own backyard, a nearby beach, or the local gardening center to find the perfect rock. Then with the help of a few colorful craft supplies and the tutorials in Rock Art Handbook, you’ll be on your way!
Author Sam Sarles shares her favorite tips and techniques for transforming the humble rock into a work of art. Brush painting isn’t the only way to decorate a rock! Almost anything you do on paper or canvas, you can do on a rock. Discover how to get great results with puffy paint, acrylics, oil pastels, alcohol inks, gelatos, art pens, watercolors, and more.
With more than 30 step-by-step projects, this book is the comprehensive rock art resource!
From the Publisher
Decorated rocks like these can be left around your neighborhood to spread joy and kindness!
Follow easy step-by-step directions to experiment and master the best rock art techniques.
You’ll soon be confidently creating all these amazing designs:
Houses and People
and much more!
Fun Techniques for Creating Rock Art
Join the rock art movement!
Rocks are the perfect canvas for creating something beautiful that can be shared. Rock Art Handbook is a comprehensive resource that will teach you more than 30 different step-by-step techniques for fun and creative ways to decorate rocks.
Adults, children, parents, grandparents, and teachers across the country are sharing in this beautiful activity together. The love of rock art crosses all generations and can be enjoyed as a family!
Over 30 step-by-step tutorials
Learn art and craft techniques for decorating rocks
Great craft to do with the whole family
Easy-to-follow, beginner-friendly instructions
Uses easy-to-find art supplies and household items
Techniques and Projects for Painting, Coloring, and Transforming Stones
Preparing Your Rocks
Learn the best places to find rocks, how to clean them, and how to get them ready to be part of your masterpiece!
Discover the various sealant options that will protect your rock art from fading and chipping over time.
Markers and Pens
From intricate designs to blended, paint-like drawings, it’s amazing what you can achieve with markers and pens!
Use paint markers, highlighters, gelly roll pens, metallic markers, and more—and don’t be afraid to mix and match!
Mandalas and Tangles
Discover how to incorporate mandalas and Zentangle (R) designs into your rock art!
You can outline mandalas with paint markers, create tangles over beautiful background art, and even add detailed doodles and patterns using a white gel pen or black liner pen.
Create unique, abstract designs on rocks with this fascinating marbling technique!
You’ll learn how to construct marbled zigzags, flowers, and more with acrylic paint, nail polish, and a few everyday household materials.
One of the most popular ways to decorate rocks is with acrylic paints. Just think of your rock as a mini art canvas, and the sky’s the limit!
If you can dream it, you can paint it on a rock!
30 Tutorials Featuring Dot Painting, Marbling, Embellishments, and Much More!
Create depth in your rock art design with decoupage!
Learn how to use materials like paper, napkins, fabric, tissue paper, and temporary tattoos to bring your rock art to life!
Embellishments and Textures
Learn how to add some extra dimension and sparkle to your rocks with puffy paint, stickers, glitter, beads, charms, rhinestones, and more!
Rocks and Kids
Not only is rock art fun for kids to make, it can help them learn!
From color rocks and alphabet rocks to number and story stones, there’s plenty of fun, educational projects to create and share!
There’s more to do with your rock art than hide it around town: Affix your finished pieces to a plaque to enhance your home décor, display them in keepsake boxes, turn smaller rocks into jewelry or keychains, make cute garden markers, and more.
The possibilities are endless!