Rock Art!: Painting and Crafting with the Humble Pebble

Rock Art!: Painting and Crafting with the Humble Pebble

by Denise Scicluna


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Rock Art!: Painting and Crafting with the Humble Pebble by Denise Scicluna

Great uses for rocks: throwing, skipping, kicking…how about painting? Rock painting is one of the oldest forms of artistic expression known to man. The varied surfaces, shapes, and sizes of rocks also make them perfect for crafts. From brooches to bookends, paperweights to place cards, miniature owls to patterned pebbles, you can create just about anything with the right rock and a bit of imagination. In Rock Art!, visual artist Denise Scicluna provides inspiration and advice for rocking our artsy side with:
• Tips for finding and identifying rocks and preparing them for paint
• Techniques for creating the perfect "rock" from polymer clay
• A guide to gathering tools, from paint, pencils, and brushes to wood filler and varnish
• Dozens of projects for bringing pebbles to life with personality and style
Simple, step-by-step instructions, and more than 250 full-color illustrations that practically pop off the page make this fun and unusual book perfect for crafters of all ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781438005324
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/01/2015
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 200,829
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Denise Scicluna is a London-based visual artist who specializes in photography, painting, and crafts. She is interested in the "handmade" culture and often incorporates this concept in her projects and photo shoots.

Table of Contents

Denise's World 7

1 Getting Started 8

We're Going on a Rock Hunt 10

Be Inspired 14

What Do You Need? 16

Make Your Own Rocks 18

Preparation 20

Finishing Touches 22

2 Rock Your Pebbles 24

At the Zoo 26

Bicycle Wheels 28

Under the Sea 30

Rock Garden 32

Funny Faces 34

Into the Woods 36

Fruit Salad 38

Wise Owls 40

Let's Get Linear 42

Easy as ABC 44

Mushrooms 46

Fish Out of Water 48

Up, Up, and Away! 50

Keep It Simple 52

Pebble Pets 54

Googly-Eyed Monsters 56

Color Pops 58

Flower Power 60

Consequences 62

Fall Leaves 64

Super-Cute Sea Creatures 66

Light as a Feather 68

Rock Stars 70

The Man in the Moon 72

Sunny Side Up 74

Rocky Road 76

Brilliant Bugs 78

Try Triangles 80

Animal Favorites 82

Making Mandalas 84

From Me to You 86

Hoot Your Pebbles 88

Tutti Frutti 90

Pebble Portraits 92

Misfit Monsters 94

Fish Tails 96

Love Hearts 98

Mice 'n' Cheese 100

Get Folksy 102

Flutter By Butterfly 104

Using Your Rock Art 106

Paperweight 108

Framed Pebbles 109

Bookends 110

Place Names 112

Pendants 114

Brooches 115

Doorstop 116

Magnets 117

Tic-Tac-Toe 118

Story Pebbles 119

Toy Cars 120

Garden Ornaments 122

Index 124

Credits 128

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