Rock Painting for Beginners

A Complete Guide to Techniques and Supplies with 50 Original Designs to Inspire You

Tuttle Publishing
Christine Rechl
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Turn rocks into treasures — to display at home or to give to your friends!

Using pens, markers, paints and brushes and the simple lessons in this book, you will be able to turn inexpensive stones into gorgeous works of art that everyone will love. Design expert Christine Rechl provides all the information you'll need to get started, including a few simple tips and techniques and over 50 inspiring designs in 225 colour photographs.

For aspiring artists of all ages, the simple instructions and examples in this book show you how to create:

  • A menagerie of cuddly cats, shaggy sheep and adorable dogs — even unicorns!
  • Funny faces, cartoon characters and kooky caricatures
  • Kaleidoscopic patterns made up of spirals, squiggles, dots and lines
  • Meditative mandalas, runes, oracle stones, amulets and lucky charms
  • And many more creative designs!

Create a colourful rock display in your home or send an inspiring message to a friend. Painted rocks make perfect gifts and keepsakes to treasure forever!

Contributor Bio

Christine Rechl designs home decor, textiles, wrapping papers and porcelains when she's not writing a new book. She lives in Coburg, Germany, with her family and is the author of many books, including 1,001 Very Easy Design Motifs, Creative Beading, Magical Stones: 30 Symbols, Oracles and Spirit Animals to Paint and Favorite Phrases: Sayings, Messages and Quotes Painted on Stone.