The Art of Stone Painting

30 Designs to Spark Your Creativity
Author: F. Sehnaz Bac
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486818705
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 96
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Transform ordinary stones into colorful works of art. Full-color illustrations accompany step-by-step instructions for creating 30 different themes: trees, flowers, animals, mandalas, geometric patterns, marine and holiday motifs, more.

Mandala Stones

50 Inspirational Designs to Paint
Author: Natasha Alexander
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1250134749
Category: Art
Page: 128
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"Mandala stones are meditative symbols that are created by painting smooth river rocks with intricate patterns of dots. The art and practice of creating the mandala is a form of meditation, a soothing ritual that allows the painter to express their creativity and find a sense of calmness. Featuring 50 stunning patterns ranging in skill level from beginner to advanced, Mandala Stones is the perfect introduction to the art of mandala painting. All of the designs in the book, including the most complex, are created by combining simple dots of color, so even inexperienced artists will be able to enjoy the calming, meditative process of painting. The book begins with a thorough explanation of the tools and techniques involved, and each design is clearly explained and beautifully photographed. From simple patterns of concentric circles to ornate mandalas based on the Fibonacci sequence, the concise and easy-to-follow directions and templates in Mandala Stones will have you crafting and painting your way to a calmer, more peaceful you in no time."--provided by Amazon.com.

Painting on Stones


Author: Geneviève Ploquin
Publisher: Search PressLtd
ISBN: 9780855328641
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 48
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Create your own original characters - animals, birds, fish and flowers. The book features over 150 unusual, imaginative and amusing ideas. The motifs and drawings can be copied and transferred on to your painting surface.

A Year of Stone Painting

52 Mandala Designs to Inspire Your Spirit
Author: F. Sehnaz Bac
Publisher: Dover Publications
ISBN: 9780486828527
Category:
Page: 128
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Crafters can relish a new project every week with this full-color guide. Offering a wealth of inspirational and meditative themes, the book presents 52 weekly words -- relax, tranquil, spirit, dream, believe -- accompanied by a radiant mandala design.

Rock Art! Painting and Crafting with the Humble Pebble


Author: Denise Scicluna
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 1438068026
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 128
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Great uses for rocks: throwing, skipping, kicking--how about painting? Rock painting is one of the oldest forms of artistic expression known to man. The varied surfaces, shapes, and sizes of rocks also make them perfect for crafts. From brooches to bookends, paperweights to place cards, miniature owls to patterned pebbles, you can create just about anything with the right rock and a bit of imagination. In Rock Art!, visual artist Denise Scicluna provides inspiration and advice for rocking our artsy side with: Tips for finding and identifying rocks and preparing them for paint ;techniques for creating the perfect rock from polymer clay; a guide to gathering tools, from paint, pencils, and brushes to wood filler and varnish. Dozens of projects for bringing pebbles to life with personality and style .Simple, step-by-step instructions, and more than 250 full-color illustrations that practically pop off the page make this fun and unusual book perfect for crafters of all ages.

The Art of Rock Painting

Techniques, Projects, and Ideas for Everyone
Author: Lin Wellford
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1631582968
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 96
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New painters wanted! No experience is necessary with Lin Wellford’s instruction. Thousands have already discovered the thrill of turning rocks into works of art through Wellford’s easy-to-follow tips. Her bestselling books have helped to awaken interest in modern rock painting. The Art of Rock Painting offers a variety of easy projects designed to introduce basic painting techniques yet still appeal to seasoned painters. These projects include instructions to create: Butterflies Fruit Cats Dogs Flowers And more! Grab a brush, find a stone, and get ready to rock! Experience the magic of this fun and exciting art activity.

Painting on Rocks for Kids


Author: Lin Wellford
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781581803914
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 79
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Provides instructions for making cars, flowers, dinosaurs, food, and more from painted rocks.

Painting More Animals on Rocks


Author: Lin Wellford
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781626540958
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 132
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Painting rocks, one of the oldest art forms, dates back to prehistoric cave painting, and Lin Wellford provides a fresh approach to this ancient practice. In "Painting More Animals on Rocks," you will learn how to incorporate the shape and dimensions of tumbled rocks to create stunning crafts. In her previous books, Lin Wellford has introduced thousands of people to the unique magic of transforming ordinary rocks into imaginative works of art. The fun continues in this book as Lin takes you through over ten more acrylic painting projects. Just follow the step-by-step instructions to create an assortment of livestock, forest critters, and even arctic animals. With easy-to-follow photos and simple line drawings that you can copy onto your rocks, "Painting More Animals on Rocks" makes rock painting more accessible than ever. With Lin's inspiring guidance, you will begin to see creative possibilities in rocks and even discover hidden talents within yourself. So what are you waiting for? Grab a paint brush (and a rock) and have more fun Lin Wellford began painting rocks when she moved to the Arkansas Ozarks in 1978. Since then, she has painted thousands of designs on rocks, and in her collection of books, she strives to inspire others to get in touch with their creative abilities. Lin has taught rock painting classes nationwide and has presented her work on national-network shows and local news programs. Her work has also been featured in an assortment of magazines, including "Ranger Rick," "Painting Magazine," "Family Circle," and "Woman's Day."

Rock Art Handbook

Techniques and Projects for Painting, Coloring, and Transforming Stones
Author: Samantha Sarles
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
ISBN: 9781565239456
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 160
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"A guide to how to decorate rocks, utilizing a variety of decorative mediums and articles. Meant for both novices as well as experienced crafters, including a segment on projects to share with children"--

The Art of Rock Painting


Author: Diana Fisher
Publisher: Walter Foster Pub
ISBN: 9781936309313
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
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Introduces the materials and techniques of rock painting and includes step-by-step demonstrations.

Painting Rocks


Author: Dana Meachen Rau
Publisher: Cherry Lake
ISBN: 1610805666
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Learn how to paint rocks in interesting designs with these fun activities.

Painted Rocks


Author: Klutz Press
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781338264678
Category:
Page: 40
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Transform ordinary, humble rocks into authentic art. This rock-painting kit features full-colour photography and instructions for more than 70 designs. Comes with eight acrylic paints, one paint brush, five pairs of googly eyes and one river-smooth rock, 30 million years in the making.

The Spark and the Grind

Ignite the Power of Disciplined Creativity
Author: Erik Wahl
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399564225
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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We’ve been conditioned to think about creative genius as a dichotomy: dreamers versus doers, creativity versus discipline, the spark versus the grind. But what if we’re wrong? What if it’s the spark and the grind? We love people whose creative genius arrives in sudden sparks of inspiration. Think of Archimedes in his bathtub or Newton under his apple tree. But we also admire people who work incredibly hard and long for their creative breakthroughs. Think of Edison in his lab, grinding through hundreds of failed variations on the lightbulb. We remember his words in tough times: “Genius is 1 percent inspiration, 99 percent perspiration.” Now Erik Wahl, a visual artist, speaker, and entre­preneur, helps us unite the yin and yang of creativity— the dynamic new ideas with the dogged effort. He shows why we won’t get far if we rely on the spark without the grind, or the grind without the spark. What the world really needs are the creators who can hold the two in balance. Fortunately, it’s possible to get good at both, as Wahl knows from experience. After his corporate career sud­denly ended, he pursued a spark—to paint photorealistic portraits—and ground it out until he got good enough to make very good art very quickly. That’s the basis of his riveting live shows, which have captivated skeptical audiences who never expected to be inspired by art—and taught them to embrace creativity in a whole new way. This book offers surprising insights and practical advice about how to fan the sparks and make the grind more productive. Wahl deftly synthesizes the wisdom of other artists, philosophers, scientists, and business visionaries throughout history, along with his own views. Here’s how he sums up his approach: The world needs people who enjoy swimming in ideas until they discover a great one. The world also needs doers who have a gift for activation, a.k.a. “getting s*** done.” But the most potent individual creators in any industry or environment have learned how to be both. They’ve learned how to spark their grind and they’ve learned how to grind their sparks. As a result, they not only make things happen, they make great things. If you want to ensure constant creativity in your life and produce your most innovative work—this is your guide.

The Artful Parent

Simple Ways to Fill Your Family's Life with Art and Creativity
Author: Jean Van't Hul
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1590309642
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 320
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Provides over sixty art projects for children designed to inspire creativity and imagination, including creating artful envelopes, tracing shadow shapes, and making collage frames.

The Mandala Guidebook

How to Draw, Paint and Color Expressive Mandala Art
Author: Kathryn Costa
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781440344206
Category: Mandala in art
Page: 144
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Relax, create and connect with mandala art! Simply put, a mandala is a circle with a design in the center, but psychologists and spiritual leaders have used mandalas as a tool for self-reflection and self-exploration through the ages; they have intrigued cultures around the world, from Celtic spirals and Indian mehndi to medieval church labyrinths. And now it's your turn. If you can write the alphabet, you can create beautiful and expressive mandalas! Journey with 100 Mandalas Challenge creator Kathryn Costa to create spontaneous and spirited mandala art.

Rock Painting for Kids

Painting Projects for Rocks of Any Kind You Can Find
Author: Wellford Lin
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1631582976
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 96
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Are you ready to rock? With this book, you can create amazing creatures, incredible toys, and wild gifts for your friends and family. All it takes is some paint, a few rocks, and your imagination! Easy-to-follow instructions from rock painting expert Lin Wellford will teach you how to create: Rockasaurs Stone buildings Rockburgers and other fun foods Flowers Teddy bears And other awesome rock projects perfect for decorating any space! Also included are tips and tricks to make your rocks into masterpieces! You’ll learn how to draw each design on a rock with a pencil, then paint the details in whatever colors you choose. You can make each project look just like the real thing or as wild and wacky as you prefer. The choice is yours—and so is the fun!

Rock Art!


Author: Denise Scicluna
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781782211839
Category: Stone painting
Page: 128
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Denise Scicula shows techniques for painting eccentric art on rocks. Create Scottish terriers, houses, happy faces, bugs, daisies, moons, stars, feathers, starships, bees, peapods and much more.

The Art of Game Design

A Book of Lenses, Second Edition
Author: Jesse Schell
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498759564
Category: Computers
Page: 600
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Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game Design presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, puzzle design, and anthropology. This Second Edition of a Game Developer Front Line Award winner: Describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design Demonstrates how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in top-quality video games Contains valuable insight from Jesse Schell, the former chair of the International Game Developers Association and award-winning designer of Disney online games The Art of Game Design, Second Edition gives readers useful perspectives on how to make better game designs faster. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again.