Monday, April 4, 2011

Painting on rocks

In Winter Garden Florida the Bloom and Grow Society is putting on a festival. They hired me to paint rocks with kids. I had fun coming up with these ideas... The weather is beautiful down here, and I am looking forward to the festival.

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  1. beautifully done as always :) that was a very fun day and i'm happy that it went as smoothly as it did

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  2. Did you prime first? I'm doing something like this for a birthday party, and the rocks are so smooth it's next to impossible. Bought the rocks at Michaels rather than Lowes (because we didn't need a whole bag!) and that was obviously a mistake...

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  3. I primed some but we went through too many for the festival. I used to live in Ct and could find those rocks, smooth ones by streams, the kids used to like rock hunting with me. For little kids the bigger ones are easier to paint. I used kilz or bin to prime. Have fun!

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  4. I've spent the afternoon with the kids making some samples for Saturday. I'm afraid I don't have much of an imagination--but I copy well. :oP I blatently stole some of your ideas. Is that OK? I'll credit you, if anyone compliments me on them. LOL

    My hubs had a little bit of krylon primer--

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  5. These are absolutely adorable!

    I work with a non-profit that educates girls and young women in Nicaragua. I've been brainstorming crafts that I can do with our students to sell here in the States. You've given me much inspiration! What type of paint did you use to complete the paintings?

    Thank you so much!

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  6. I used acrylics, basic craft paints. Rocks are heavy, so maybe the shipping would not be cost effective. Just a thought.

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  7. cute ideas. I love these. I make art and abandon you have given me loads of ideas.

    thaanks

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  8. What do you coat the rocks with if you want to put them outside?

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  9. I didnt coat them with anything, they seem to hold up well here in Florida. Another idea is to use Patio Paint, you can buy it at Joanns, it is in the craft paint isle. It is meant for outside use.

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