Review wonderful book Dots on Stones


Recently I was sent a wonderful book.. with the intention to share my experience on this. The book is great illustrated book about dots on stones. But it's more than just dots.. it's a technique in which you can work a stone so you can make it too.

Writer: Maria Mercedes Trujillo Arango (Publisher Forte Creative) has paid much attention to the elaboration of this book. She shows all sorts of tricks to master these techniques. What I particularly like is her approach to the step by step principle. The same thing I like to apply in my blogs. Finally, you would like to see how you can make and achieve something like that.

There are more than 40 mandalas and designs from nature in. They are sometimes purely a play of lines with eg. 2 Colours. But you can also see a lot of combinations of beautiful colors and shapes. Insects and fish can also be found. That looks different right away. Maria (the writer) tells from a to z what you need in materials. And how to apply the technique she uses. She also tells you how to make your own polka dots from eg. wooden chopsticks!

She also shows how to make a mandala using. a grid. This will help you to draw your own mandala with all kinds of drawing tips and shapes. Would you prefer a ready-made mandala shape? Then you will find a lot of examples in the back of the book. You then scan it first and determine with your computer settings how big it should be.

As a starting point, she often starts with a white circle on a stone. You can apply it with acrylic paint or gesso. I used white chalk paint from Trixx Creatief. So with a pencil you first draw in this white circle. With the steps from the book, you can easily do this. Using Posca markers I fill up the mandala flower. For finishing, I myself use other material. Those are pearlescent pens. A soft powder pink and an ice white color forms beautiful half-pearls on the stone.

Super nice effect gives it together and it is very relaxing to be working on this! Hope I inspired you with my creative stone and that you have also become curious about this book.

CLICK ON THE BOOK TO VIEW IT IN THE WEBSHOP!

Dots on stones:

create more than 40 mandalas and designs from nature

Painting stones with mandalas and nature motifs Reduce stress, stimulate your creativity and create beautiful art on stones in harmony with nature. Smooth pebbles are the perfect carriers for the designs of Maria Mercedes Trujillo Arango. In 44 projects, she shows you how to decorate stones in a way that is soothing and stress-reducing. Her designs are mandalas in one or more colors and motifs from nature, such as flowers, leaves, butterflies, beetles and fish. Beautiful photos and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, drawing aids and tips on collecting the perfect stones and making and buying the right tools will help you achieve beautiful results. Dots on stones make you feel relaxed, focused and inspired in no time!

Author : Maria Mercedes Trujillo Arango

Publisher : Forte Creative


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Below you can see the used Pearl Dot pens. And the white chalk paint I used for the circle. The Posca markers for the stones are available on request. (mail@trixxcreatief.nl)

Click on the picture below and order it in the webshop. Use the code: CREAKIDS then you will also receive a gift with your order!

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Pearl Dot Pen Lilac

Perlen Pen by Viva Decor

Color: Metallic Light Lilac/Pink, a nice soft lilac/pink shade!

Content: 28 ml

Super fun in combination with Décopatch!

With this pen you can make pearl dots from 2 to 8 mm.

The paint can be applied directly from the pen to a surface and automatically flows into an even half pearl.

The size of the pearl is determined by squeezing the pen more or less hard, because the pen is made of soft plastic.

Drying time: 12 — 24 hours, depending on the size of the dots and the ambient temperature.

There are also convenient dot templates! Click here to view the templates.

Of course you can also use the other templates as a motif to fill with dots.

Tip: First put the stencil on the base with pencil, then go dots!

URBAN CRAFT COLORS CHALK PAINT

Urban Craft Colors GREEK WHITE is the most white color on the color chart, inspired by the sunny white color of the famous white houses on the Greek island of Santorini.

Colour is equal to RAL 9016.

If you want to create your own pastel shades, then Greek White is the most neutral white color to blend with the other colors of the Urban Craft Colors color chart.

Urban Craft Colors Varnish Wax can be mixed with Urban Craft Colors Chalk Paint.

Parel Stip-Pen Ice White

Perlen Pen van Viva Decor

Kleur: Metallic IJswit

Content: 28 ml

Super fun in combination with Décopatch!

With this pen you can make pearl dots from 2 to 8 mm.

The paint can be applied directly from the pen to a surface and automatically flows into an even half pearl.

The size of the pearl is determined by squeezing the pen more or less hard, because the pen is made of soft plastic.

Drying time: 12 — 24 hours, depending on the size of the dots and the ambient temperature.

There are also convenient dot templates! Click here to view the templates.

Of course you can also use the other templates as a motif to fill with dots.

Tip: First put the stencil on the base with pencil, then go dots!

Actual color may differ from the color shown on the monitor.

Glossy pearls on textiles and many other surfaces!

With the Perlen-Pen you can create beautiful motifs by means of. small and large pearls.

Water-based, solvent-free and alcohol-free

applicable to a.o.. paper, cardboard, glass objects, shoes, bags and also on textiles

textile can be washed inside out up to 30°C in the washing machine

the colour remains bright on both dark and light coloured surfaces

Advice for use on textiles:

When applying dots on textiles, it is recommended to lay a piece of paper or cardboard between the layers of fabric,

to avoid passing through the paint color.

Let it dry the pearls well, before washing.