Many people love to collect stones during their walks in the woods or at the beach. They bring the stones home and in most cases do not know what to do with them. Simply leaving them around is usually not a very reasonable solution.
You can the Paint stones And make them a part of your interior or exterior decoration. How the project can be implemented step by step is explained in the following lines.
You do not need professional skills
We would like to emphasize in advance that you do not need any specialist knowledge or special skills for the realization of this project. They only need the stones and some knowledge about the simple technique of their painting. These are given in the following lines.
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Colorfully painted stones
Make the stones clean
You must first clean the stones. Wash them best. No soil or other type of pollution may be left on it. The smooth surface is the most important prerequisite for good results.
Select the appropriate colors
You can paint the stones with oil or acrylic paints. In an emergency one can use nail polish. You can use the translucent nail varnish at least for the top layer.
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Palette for mixing the colors
The stones have a small surface and this sometimes makes painting a lot more difficult. You have to apply many colors to a few squares. Therefore, these must be selected carefully and mixed well. To do this, you need a color palette.
The applied brushes also have a great importance for the results. They must neither be too soft nor too hard. You may need some different sizes. Some you need for the background, others for the contours, third for the very small details, etc.
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Fill out the large areas first!
Many people begin painting the stones with the small details and then fill the larger surfaces. This is usually the wrong approach. We would rather recommend you to reverse.
Also, it is important to allow the background to dry well 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 provide them with final touches. The necessary time must not be underestimated. The stones need time to dry, which is usually one day long.
Only then can you go to the details. If your stone painting has several layers, then you must count on a certain time to dry the different layers.
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Other important tips
Here are some important tips that you should always keep in mind:
- Do not allow the paint to dry on the brushes.
- Look at the shape of the stones: they are very different in this respect and you can be inspired to different ideas.
- You must wash the brush (s) with soap and water when you are done.
- You do not necessarily have to buy the pallet, but you can use an old plate as your color palette.
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Ideas for indoor and garden decoration
With painted stones you can put interesting accents in interior or garden design. The possibilities are very many, but the painted stones look particularly beautiful in glass vases or bowls. In addition, you can make small mosaics and thereby spice up the garden paths or the facade walls.
Take a look at all the ideas in our picture gallery and get even more inspiration!
Have fun painting stones and a good success!