Monday, 1 February 2016

Painted pebbles

On the Internet, I'd seen pictures of beautiful lace effect painted pebbles, so the other week I bought a pen to have a go. I bought two pens - one white, extra fine and one black fine, with a voucher I had for Hobbycraft. I now wish I'd bought them both extra fine, but it was difficult to tell without actually trying it out - live and learn!

This is the one with the extra fine pen. Definitely my favourite.

Passable, but not quite the look I was going for! 

I'd like to do feathers too, so I might have to get myself a black version of the extra fine pen for that. I'm not sure whether to spray them with a light coating of shellac for protection, so I might try it out in the black one to see how it looks. 

Just a short post today - not much to say at the moment :) 


19 comments:

  1. Both really nice, but the top one is wonderful.

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  2. Wow, they look lovely. I think I like the lace one the best. it looks like a mandala, so pretty. love it.

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    1. Tricky to do a concentric circular pattern on an oblong pebble though! I tried, but had to go a bit off piste at the ends :)

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  3. My vote goes to the top one too x how simple but effective x

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    1. Thank you. I will experiment some more later in the week :)

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  4. My vote goes to the top one too x how simple but effective x

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  5. Beautiful !
    I did painted rocks with my children but not as beautiful as yours
    but very wonderful in their own sweet way.
    I must check out these pens.

    cheers, parsnip

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  6. Thank you :) the pens were Uni Paint Marker pens. They are also available via Amazon and come in all sorts of colours and metallics.

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  7. How lovely they are I like them both as very different. You are very talented.

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    1. Thank you. They really were very easy, especially with the pen and I researched the design ideas on the Internet, so I can't even claim any originality really!

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  8. Oh wow I love the first pebble with the white lace effect on that's gorgeous and take s steady hand and a good clear eye for attention. Well done, dee x

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    1. Thanks - yes that lace effect is the look to go for I think and because it's small and reasonably detailed, imperfections don't show up!

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  9. They are both nice but that top one is absolutely beautiful. It must be quite calming to sit and draw like that. Sometimes I wish I was artistic, my Dad could draw really well and so can my eldest son ... it obviously mised a generation with me :-(

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    1. Thank you - it truly was a lit simpler than you'd imagine :)

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  10. They are both nice, the white one is excuisite. Beautiful work. Pam in Norway

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    1. Thank you :) I'll probably do some more as gifts.

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