The Art of Stone Painting: 30 Designs to Spark Your Creativity (Paperback)
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"A helpful guide for creating mini masterpieces." -- Looking for a Good Book "A fantastic book " -- The Classy Chics Transform ordinary stones into colorful works of art with this easy-to-follow guide. 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-color photographs accompany directions for painting themes that range from trees, flowers, and animals to mandalas, geometric patterns, holiday motifs, and more.
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 colors 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. "This is a gorgeous book and I found so much inspiration reading through it." -- The Gingerbread House "The instructions are clear and engaging, while the photos are lovely and inspiring. Rock painting has become a really fun family activity for us all." -- Sharing Craft Ideas "This is brilliant, fun, and truly inspirational Highly recommend it." -- splashesintobooks.
About the Author
Istanbul native F. Sehnaz Bac studied archaeology at Ege University and has a master's degree in restoration and conservation from the institution's Faculty of Architecture. For two decades, she has worked at many Turkish excavation sites as an archaeologist and draftsman. Her detailed technical drawings have informed her imaginative designs, which are inspired by nature and rendered in watercolor, acrylic, ink, and marker pens.