Take a plain concrete paver and easily turn it into garden art. I it is useful too, they make wonderful garden stepping stones.
Paint a Monarch Cement Stepping Stone
Start with a concrete 12" x 12" cement/concrete paver from your local home improvement center. Paint it with a few coats of Zinser Bullseye sealing paint. You can use regular white craft paint but the Zinser seems to fill in the crevices better making for an easier surface to paint on.
Sketch on your design with pencil. I just used a former painting of mine to work from but it was taken from a photograph of a butterfly.
Start filling in with your orange and yellow paint. Blend in to get a graduation of color. You could just do orange if you want and not get too fancy.
Add in your details to give it life. Seal it with an outdoor waterbased sealer. If you seal it well it should last through all sorts of weather for several years.
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Published April 27th, 2016 5:48 PM
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