G'day Maria I am thrilled to have found your blog... & thrilled to see your stones/rocks are NZ rocks... I so so love them I always try to slip one or 2 little ones in my bag when I visit. I collect mine from Rarangi Beach near Blenheim... I have often given them as presents to my friends over there - I crochet around them... I must say I love your pen stand in this photo... I know it has a special name I can't think of it but... Keep being happy painting your beautiful rocks... Bethel
G'day Bethel! Thank you very much for visiting my blog, I'm glad you like it... and my pebbles! I have been collecting stones since I was a little girl and I loooooove the stones here, you find all sorts... my husband is always teasing me about collecting them and now he loves them painted. Can I see your crocheted stones? I didn't know the brush stand had a special name, I got it through internet from Daniel Smith's in Seattle-USA.
Beautiful work! I've tried bombay white several times and perhaps I have been lucky enough to find old bottles but they are not opaque, more like cloudy white. I adore your stones!!! Perhaps I should try again!
Hey Tammy! Nice to see you here. I've found that if I stir the ink with a wooden chopstick before using it I get the opaque white but if I just shake the bottle I get the cloudy white plus lots of bubbles. Just give it a go and let me know if it works. Thank you for your nice comment.
Wow, Nice work.Painting rocks, stones, and pebbles may sound like a new trend but it isn't. The earliest paintings ever created by man were done on the stone walls of caves. Flat stones like cave walls provide great painting surfaces.
I know Penelope, isn't that amazing!! Those paintings are so beautiful and alive. Thank you :)
I bought an acrylic ink and dipping pen but mine beaded on the stone. May have been the stone, but I was disappointed. :(
Sorry to hear/read that! May be the stone is to smooth/shiny?