Rock and Stone Makeover

Helen Heidel
by Helen Heidel
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We travel a lot and picking rocks from places we stopped was my routine. I wrote the dates and names of the place where they came are some of them.
My collection before we're coffee mugs from different states and now almost complete so I decided to collect rocks and stones from different places we stepped on.

I washed them well with soap and water to remove dirt and dust.
After drying I wrote the name of the place where I picked it plus the date.
We sometimes get extra sizes for my other ideas.
I use acrylic paints, modge podge, sharpie, paint brushes and some paper towels.

I usually coat all the rocks with white acrylic before painting with other colors that I like. Then I use sharpie in writing the name of places and dates. After few minutes of drying, I coated them with modge podge to give a glossy effect and to protect them from scratch.
I still have some more to paint as you can see. By the way, the flowers in the orange vase is my wedding bouquet when we get married August 6, 2011.
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  • There's no extra cost on these collections as long as you have your kids sharpie and left over acryl
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