River stones paint – six steps to a beautiful garden design
Many people love to collect stones in their walks in the woods or on a beach. They bring the stones home and in most cases do not know what you can do with it. Usually not very sensible solution is to let you just lying around.
You can make the stone paint and this a part of your interior decoration. We will explain how a project is to realize step by step, in the following lines.
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You need any professional skills
In advance, we would emphasize that you need no specialist knowledge and special skills for the implementation of this project. You need only the stones and some knowledge of the simple technique whose painting. We convey this in the following lines.
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Clean the stones
You must first clean the stones. Wash them best. It may remain no earth or other type of pollution on it. The smooth surface is the most important prerequisite for good results.
Select the matching colors
You can paint the stones with oil or acrylic paints. In case of an emergency, you can use Nail Polish. You can use the clear nail polish at least for the top layer.
For this DIY project, you need the following materials
Palette for mixing the colors
The stones have a small area and this makes more difficult the painting sometimes a lot. You need to apply many colors on some a few square centimetres. Therefore, these must be carefully selected and mixed well. To do this, you need a color palette.
The time brushes
The applied time brushes have a great importance for the results. You’re not too soft, be too hard. You need some different sizes. You need some background for the contours, third for the very small details, etc.
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First, fill the large surfaces!
Many people start painting the stones with the small details and then fill out the larger areas. This is usually the wrong approach. We would rather recommend you to do the vice versa.
It is also important to allow the background well dry, before you start with the details.
Small figures and final touches
After the background is well dried, you should paint small figures on it, and with final touches. The necessary time should not be underestimated. The stones need time to dry, which is usually one day.
Until then, you can go over to the details. If your stone painting has several layers, then you must expect a certain amount of time to dry out the different layers.
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Other important tips
Here are some important tips that you should keep always in terms of:
Let dry the paint on the brush.
Look at the shape of the stones: they are very different with regard to this and can be inspired by various ideas.
You have to wash the brush with SOAP and water when you are done.
You need not necessarily buy the range, but you can use an old plate as your color palette.
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Ideas for Interior and garden decor
You can use interesting accents in Interior and garden design with painted stones. The possibilities are many, but the painted stones in glass vases or bowls look especially beautiful. Also you can make small mosaics and Spice up so the garden paths or the walls.
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