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How to Paint Novelty Open Book Quote Rocks
Written in Stone Project
By Ernestina Gallina
Use the same yellowish tone to fill in the sides.
Now, with a liner and thinned-down brown paint, paint many tiny parallel lines. Those are the pages of your book.
Turn the rock and paint the back with blue paint or any other color you prefer.
Fill in the triangular shapes on top and bottom of your rock with black paint.
Detail the rock's back by painting the book's spine in the middle adding sideways shadows in dark blue.
Write your book title and add decorations of your choice.
Add a drop of white to the blue paint and highlight all the book cover's edges.
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 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 poetry book
© Ernestina Gallina, 2008. All rights reserved.
Ernestina 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 »