Sunday, May 3, 2020

let's make kindness rocks

Hello! I hope that everyone is doing well! The Sunday Let's Make series continues with a slight variation on a project created for use as props for my second book Seaside Tinkered Treasures.

I decorated stones and sea shells to be used for styling purposes {as shown above: Pretty Pinwheels, page 75} but on their own, they make lovely natural accents to use as vase fillers or paper weights. The project also lends itself to be used to make kindness rocks – to decorate, add an uplifting message, and leave behind for someone to find.

You will need:
Glue stick
Decoupage medium (Mod Podge)
Permanent fine point marker (Sharpie)
Rocks or stones (are they the same thing?) with one flat, smooth side

As you may know, many of my projects begin with creating what I call "pretty paper" which is a color copy of a favorite floral fabric (say that 3x fast). You may of course use any paper with a motif you like – stationery, wrapping paper, scrapbooking paper. 

Carefully cut out the motif, and then apply to the smooth side of a stone using glue stick. If you plan to leave your finished piece outside, cover with coats of decoupage medium or clear nail polish to seal well and waterproof.

Shells works nicely, too! 

Scribble a positive message with a Sharpie and display or leave alongside a walking path.

Happy tinkering + please stay safe at home + well!


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