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Written in Stone Rock Painting Project : Page 2 of 2

How to Paint Novelty Open Book Quote Rocks

Written in Stone Project

By Ernestina Gallina

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Step 6: Fill in the sides.

Step 6

Use the same yellowish tone to fill in the sides.

Paint parallel lines.

Now, with a liner and thinned-down brown paint, paint many tiny parallel lines. Those are the pages of your book.

Step 7: Paint rock back blue.

Step 7

Turn the rock and paint the back with blue paint or any other color you prefer.

Fill in triangular shapes with black paint.

Fill in the triangular shapes on top and bottom of your rock with black paint.

Step 8: Paint book's spine.

Step 8

Detail the rock's back by painting the book's spine in the middle adding sideways shadows in dark blue.

Write book title.

Write your book title and add decorations of your choice.

Step 9: Highlight book cover's edges.

Step 9

Add a drop of white to the blue paint and highlight all the book cover's edges.

Write page text.

Now you are ready to write your text! You can write it using the tip of your thin brush or, the easy way, using a permanent black marker.

Draw blue lines to add a bookmark.

Paint the bookmark.

Paint the bookmark adding some white highlights and a diluted brown shadow under it to make it look more real.

These are the same rocks that I showed unpainted at the start.

A music book.

A music book

A poetry book.

A poetry book

Finished examples.

© Ernestina Gallina, 2008. All rights reserved.

Ernestina GallinaErnestina Gallina is a self-taught artist living in Italy. She started rock painting as a hobby in 1998. S Ernestina's artwork has been exhibited within Italy and is currently in various private collections. More »

Updated 12/20/13