Maria Chatzi : Painted Valentine’s Day Beach Rock Project
Handpainted Decorative Project
Painted Valentine’s Day Beach Rock
By Maria Chatzi
Level of difficulty: Moderate
Age: Teens & Adults
1 Use your scissors to cut out a heart shape from your masking tape. Stick it on our rock, as close to the center as possible.
2 Take the red acrylic paint and paint the space all around the heart shape (see fig 1). Wait till the paint is dry.
3 When the paint has dried, peel off the heart shape, very carefully — you may need the help of craft knife (take a look at fig 2).
4 Paint the heart white with the white acrylic paint, as shown in fig 3. When the paint is dry make a design with dots and swirls, using the pens for artists. Wait for the ink to dry very well.
5 After the ink has dried, add some final touches of golden acrylic paint to your design and a wreath of golden strokes on the periphery of the red paint. For steps 4 and 5, see fig 4. Wait for the paint to dry.
6 Add protective varnish.
Wait for the varnish to dry and your Handpainted Valentine’s Day Decorative Beach Rock is ready to give as a gift to a special person in your life (a lover, a friend, a member of your family, or someone who has had an impact on you).
The handpainted beach rock could stand alone, decorating a coffee table, or it could be used as a paperweight. •
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Maria Chatzi is a teacher, jewelry artist, and craft designer who loves nature, learning and helping adults and kids discover their creative side. More »