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Rock Stacking

Categories: Crafty's Projects and Out and About.

I love the challenge of stacking rocks to see how high they get before toppling over. I also love to photograph rock stacks on our travels. The above and below images were taken on a trip to Presqu’ile Provincial Park. Wicklow Beach is a favourite place to walk, enjoy the water, and collect rocks to paint and stack. These small rocks were glued together and are used in the garden with some of my other rock projects. This rock stacking project led me to create some painted stacked rocks and will be left at various places where we go rock
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Snowmen Rocks

Categories: Crafty's Projects.

Here’s how to paint some cute snowman/lady rocks. Or to be politically correct should they be snow people or snowfolk rocks? Directions with each photo. Sometimes I use a black permanent marker to add features like eyebrows. I find marker will sometimes bleed if you directly apply a fixative. I always add a Mod Podge layer first, let dry and then add the fixative. I used paint to add the pompom and then had the idea of using actual pompoms. I used E6000 glue to fasten them on after the final coat of Mod Podge and fixative spray. Both sides
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Reading Rocks!

Categories: Crafty's Projects and Whimsy.

Reading really does rock! I love reading, actual books over online readers, and created a few reading rocks to leave in some of the little free libraries we’ve seen on our travels. This rock was painted green on both sides. Remember that each side must be totally dry before turning it over. I had a little sketch to follow (upper right corner). The trick to paining rocks is patience … be sure to wait for each section to dry before moving on to the next phase. First white lines were painted on to represent the shelves. Then different coloured rectangles
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Pebble Art Daisy

Categories: Crafty's Projects and Whimsy.

This is a cute and very simple little pebble art daisy that I quickly put together with rocks collected from Wicklow Beach. I enjoyed making it and there are more pebble art rocks in the making. You need a round rock, 1 small rock, and 7 smaller rocks. I painted both sides of the round rock black. Be sure to let each side dry before turning over. The small rock was painted yellow on both side, and the smaller rocks were painted white on both side. If needed add a second coat. The smaller rocks were placed to form a
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Painting Birch Trees on Rocks

Categories: Crafty's Projects and Out and About.

My adventures in rock painting led me to painting birch trees on larger rocks. Birch trees are always something I have wanted to paint and I’ve read lots of info on creating them on canvas but just never got around to it. The rock was about 15 cm (6 inches) high and came from my favourite place to collect rocks at Wicklow Beach. On a lovely September day we went to the beach, which was only occupied by a large groups of gulls. First was to make sure the rock was clean and then give it a base coat front
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Butterfly Rocks

Categories: Crafty's Projects and Whimsy.

It is the time of year when the butterflies are beginning their long migration south. We recently visited the Cobourg Ecology Garden, (Coboug Ontario) and I decided to make a few decoupaged butterfly rocks to leave in their rock garden. If you notice, one rock doesn’t fit the theme. It is a painted bird rock that I decided to take to the gardens too. I added some positive messages to my rocks this time … spread your wings, fly free, smile, family and a heart. There is one garden dedicated to rocks, and the sign says it all. I left
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Hunting for Rocks

Categories: Crafty's Projects and Whimsy.

Decorating rocks can be addictive. Hunting for hidden rocks can be just as addictive. I have hidden some of my rocks in various places … in and around Victoria BC, the Cobourg Ecology Garden, in Prince Edward County, in Brighton ON, and on beaches on our travels. Let me know if you find/see/keep/rehide one of my rocks, either in a comment or in the contact form. Hidden at the Cobourg Ecology Garden More of my rock projects: Some rocks I’ve found can be seen here.
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An Enjoyable Break

Categories: Crafty's Projects, Eye on the Sky, Out and About, and What's Been Happening?.

We were so lucky to have a week away at a cottage recently. How wonderful to sit by the lake, watch the wildlife, watch the sunset, go for leisurely walks and enjoy the sounds of the lake lapping on shore. The cottage was right on the lake front and we could see the most glorious sunsets in the evenings. Other cottagers and campers would flock to the lake front to view the sunsets. Who could blame them. Even though it was hot during the day it was so lovely to sit by the campfire at night. There were a few
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Decoupage Rocks

Categories: Crafty's Projects, Nature Crafts, and Whimsy.

The latest project I’m working on is decoupage rocks. I did a lot of rock painting which was lots of fun but I wanted to change it up a little bit. This craft is fantastic for those that say they can’t paint on rocks. All you have to do is paint the whole rock one colour and then add some photos. My inspiration for this craft came from my mother in law many years ago when she gave us some rocks she had decoupaged. She was a crafter just like me. Unfortunately after about 35 years the flowers on this
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