Stone Art – A Memorable Keepsake
Create your own personalised Christmas decor and gifts. Deepty Mundhra tells us how.
Recently, Deepty along with her 4 and 6-year-old children walked through a park in Zug and found some interesting rocks in various shapes and sizes. They took a few interesting shaped ones home and one day, Deepty decided to paint them. That’s how she came about her stone art – a simple idea of painting rocks and stones for the festive season to decorate your mantle or table, or to gift them to your loved ones.
- Stones – preferably the size of a paperweight
- Acrylic colours
- Gold /silver spray or paints (optional)
- Black permanent marker
- Confetti, googly eyes, precious stones, glitter, etc
- Glitter glue
- Glue for sticking
- Old newspaper and a hand towel
- Make sure your stone is thoroughly washed and dried well before you begin the artwork.
- Place your stone on a big sheet of old newspaper or craft table.
- Spray it all over (excluding the base) with gold or silver spray.
- You can also choose the variety of colours from the acrylic set for a more colourful look.
- Once the base colour has dried, think of a design and use the black marker to draw your outline.
- You can also choose to write words or simple drawings with the marker.
- Let your imagination wild and fill in different colours for a more festive look as shown in the image.
- You can simply put glue dots all over the coloured stone and stick decorative materials like confetti, pompoms, a sprinkling of glitter etc. Allow it to dry for a whole day.
- Make sure to have your child’s name on it as you create fond memories and presents.
- Attached are few pics from the workshop conducted at home for Christmas and some pics that were randomly taken from Pinterest #pinterestaddictmommy
- Enjoy creating these cute little pieces of art and unleash your creative side. Believe me, it’s therapeutic and also saves your child from screen time.
About the Author
Deepty Mundhra is a stay-at-home-mom of two boys. A food and life enthusiast who loves to cook, travel, plan and be around kids. Deepty has recently started one-day workshops in Zug that covers it all – from crafting to cooking. She hosts her craft and cooking workshops under the name Little Desires
Know more about Deepty and her work at Little Desires: https://m.facebook.com/littledesires2017/