Many people love to collect stones during their walks in the forest or on the beach. They bring the stones home and in most cases do not know what to do with them. Just letting it lie around is usually not a very sensible solution.
You can the Paint stones and make them part of your interior or exterior decoration. How to implement such a project step by step is explained in the following lines.
- 1 You do not need professional skills
- 2 Clean the stones
- 3 Choose the appropriate colors
- 4 Palette for mixing the colors
- 5 The brushes
- 6 First fill in the large areas!
- 7 Small figures and final touches
- 8 Other important tips
- 9 Ideas for interior and garden decoration
You do not need professional skills
We would like to emphasize in advance that you do not need any specialized knowledge or skills for the realization of this project. You just need the stones and some knowledge about the simple technique of painting them. These are given in the following lines.
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Colorful painted stones
Clean the stones
You must first clean the stones. Wash this best. There must be no earth or other kind of pollution left on it. The smooth surface is the most important requirement for good results.
Choose the appropriate colors
You can paint the stones with oil or acrylic paints. In an emergency you can use nail polish. You can use the clear nail polish at least for the top layer.
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Palette for mixing the colors
The stones have a small area and this sometimes makes painting a lot harder. You have to apply many colors to a few square centimeters. Therefore, these must be carefully selected and mixed well. To get this done, you need a color palette.
The applied brushes are also very important for the results. They must not be too soft or too hard. You may need a few different sizes. Some of them are for the background, others for the contours, others for the small details etc.
If you want to paint mandala stones - here you will find instructions for doing so
First fill in the large areas!
Many people start painting the stones with the small details and then fill in the larger areas. This is usually the wrong approach. We would rather recommend that you reverse the procedure.
It's also important to let the background dry well before you start with the details.
Small figures and final touches
After the background has dried well, you should paint small figures on it and provide them with final touches. The time required for this must not be underestimated. The stones need time to dry, which is usually one day long.
Only then can you go over to the details. If your stone painting has several layers, then you have to expect a certain amount of time to dry off the different layers.
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Other important tips
Here are some important tips that you should always keep in mind:
- Do not let the paint dry on the paintbrushes.
- Consider the shape of the stones: they are very different with respect to these and you can be inspired by different ideas.
- You must wash the brush (s) with soap and water when you are done.
- You do not necessarily have to buy the pallet, you can use an old plate as your color palette.
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Ideas for interior and garden decoration
With painted stones you can set interesting accents in the interior or garden design. The possibilities are very many, but the painted stones look especially beautiful in glass vases or bowls. In addition, you can use it to make small mosaics and spice up the garden paths or the facade walls.
Take a look at all the ideas in our picture gallery and get even more inspiration!
Have fun painting stones and a good luck!