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Painting rocks

Fossil coral

Painted rockKayla's been telling me I need to try rock painting for months (years?), but I always smiled and nodded. However, a fossilized coral from Kelleys Island prompted me to find some supplies and give it a shot.

Of course Kayla was right --- painting rocks was scads of fun! Now to decide where to hide them....

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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Love it, I think this is the nicest little momento for those not wanting all kinds of bric brack.. Just a little something to put a smile on your face in later years when you come upon them.

Comment by Rose Hamilton Fri Aug 3 08:47:08 2018
Seems to me that they would make wonderful birthday, Christmas, anniversary, etc. gifts. Providing you can hand them to the recipient rather than mailing them, they would make inexpensive but wonderful gifts.
Comment by Sheila Fri Aug 3 22:44:26 2018
That was something that was very popular back in the 90s. I am guessing your using either craft paint, or some cheap acrylic to do the painting. In either case, I'd suggest that after the paint thoroughly dries, that you spray it with clear acrylic "varnish" (like Rustoleum that you can get at Lowes or Home Depot) to make sure that the paint doesn't suddenly wash off if the recipient puts it out in the garden and it gets rained on. A former art professor at ETSU here in JC, TN, suggested doing that with some acrylic paintings done by a student.
Comment by Nayan Sat Aug 4 00:05:30 2018
Anna! These are beautiful! I'm glad you enjoyed it as much as I had hoped :) Can't wait to see what other creations you make!
Comment by Kayla Sat Aug 4 12:14:57 2018

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