How can I paint rocks with a disability?

 Hi, I belong to two rock clubs whose missions are to paint colorful, inspiring rocks, then hide them around the community for others to find. I feel guilty because I had a stroke, and am not able to hold the rock while painting it. Please, if there are any ideas out there, I could really use them. I have considered using putty for stabilization. Any other thoughts?

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  • Deborah Coyner Petch Deborah Coyner Petch on Jun 26, 2017
    putty sounds like a good idea, or how about a small vice? Check the hardware store and art store. I'll bet they will have even more ideas.
  • Stuart Stuart on Jun 26, 2017
    how about like we do easter eggs, jar of water, put some different paint on top of water, dip rock in with a wire hanger, pull up through paint, will look psychedlic.
  • Johnchip Johnchip on Jun 26, 2017
    Putty or a pillow sounds good.
  • Denise Denise on Jun 26, 2017
    What if set on small piece of foam. Would that stabilize enough?
  • Beth Shorts Beth Shorts on Jun 26, 2017
    playdoh or putty is a really good idea to hold the rock as you paint it :) Please keep on painting! It will not only help your spirits, and cheer up the community when you put the rock out for someone to find, but it will help you in your recovery from your stroke :) HUGS!!!
  • Cheryl Cheryl on Jun 26, 2017
    If you really want to go hands free look into a Jewelers Vise, also called a Universal Peg Clamp Vise. This vise is used to hold small items of various sizes in all different angles for working on. I saw them range from $10-$50. If you order online it will be even delivered. Keep up the good work. This is definitely the type of project that will be therapeutic for your recovery. Bless you.
  • Tallahassee Girl Tallahassee Girl on Jun 26, 2017
    Thanks, Cheryl, What a novel idea. I will check out right now. Peace.
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