You wonder what skills and knowledge you need to paint stones? Above all, you should feel like it! And you need stones. Collect them yourself on a river bank or on the beach during your sea holiday. Each stone always has its own character. Stones have undiscovered beauty, which is usually never repeated anywhere.
Get ready for a real artistic process.
To paint stones artistically, you need the right setting. You should perceive this action as something amusing and beautiful.
Painting stones and using them as original garden decorations
Paint colorful birds on white stones
First, you have to clean the stones carefully. Any dirt must be removed. The stone surface must be as smooth as possible. You should have this in mind when selecting the stones.
Mandala stones in white paint
Note the stone shape and paint a suitable motif on it.
For the painting of the stones, oil and acrylic paints come into question above all. For their fixation, you need a special spray. Transparent nail polish would be a very good alternative here.
Wide color gamut
Decorate or transform into “living beings”
Two are the usual approaches for painting the stones. You can decorate them or “breathe a soul” into them. In the first case you apply a suitable background and then you can apply different decorative shapes to it. A typical example is the application of geometric shapes such as triangles or squares. They can then be filled with various small pieces and other colored decorations.
A colorfully painted cat
Some artists are inspired by the natural shapes of the stones and transform them into real works of art. They often discover the figure of lying animals. Sleeping cats or small fish have often used motifs. With the help of painting or other decoration techniques, they make small replicas of these creatures.
Beetles with blue and white stripes
Use of painted stones in interior and garden decoration
The painted stones can be widely used in both interior and garden design. In the interior, we would recommend them as a table decoration. They can be used to fill glass vases or decorative bowls. They can also be distributed in flower pots on the ground.
Mandala stone as creative decorations in the garden
Painted stones can also be used in the garden. Distribute these as interesting accents on your garden paths. Here you can also decorate flowerpots and various pieces of furniture.
You must be aware that the color will fall off more quickly under the influence of external conditions.
Giant Ladybug in the entrance area
Painting stones with children
You can paint the stones together with your children. They could also play with it. However, small stones are not very suitable for small children because they could swallow them or stick them in their mouths. Do not leave them unobserved.
Painting all letters on pebbles – This makes it much easier for the little ones to learn the alphabet.
Simple motifs in black
Various alternatives for decorating stones
There are different variations that can be considered for decorating stones. If painting is not your thing, you can decorate it with prints or napkins. An interesting variation is the vintage stone decoration technique. With this one uses cut out places of old newspapers.
Paint the stones or choose another technique for your decoration! Don’t miss these beautiful DIY projects.
Do you want to paint Mandala stones?
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Fresh decorating ideas in green
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Be inspired by the following examples!