A Year of Stone Painting is a new book by renowned stone painting artist F. Sehnaz Bac.
With 52 mandala designs to inspire your spirit, there is a new hand-painting project for every week of the year.
This excerpt is used with permission from Dover Publications, Inc., who also provided a review copy of A Year of Stone Painting and kindly sponsored the book giveaway. For your chance to win, see the Entry Requirements at the bottom of this page.
DIY Stone Painting
If you have seen painted stone art by F. Sehnaz Bac (have a look at her Etsy shop here), you have probably fallen in love with her gorgeous creations like I have.
A few years ago I featured How to Paint Birds on Stones and How to Paint Owls on Stones from the book, The Art of Stone Painting, and many of you wrote to say you had found your new favourite hobby. I too find it fun and addictive.
This new book, A Year of Stone Painting features 52 unique projects. Each mandala design has a theme (love, friendship, beauty….) and its own shapes, mood, and colour scheme.
I wish I could show you every project, but the excerpt below will give you a good idea of what’s inside this book.
The first part of the book covers everything you need to get started including stone selection, recommended art supplies (you can also find them listed here), and tips for drawing mandalas like the ones you see here.
The rest of the book provides 52 tutorials, showing each finished mandala and the basic painting steps.
Project | Week 1 | Inspire
This example uses 9 stones and the theme is INSPIRE.
The tutorial instructions show you how to draft your design on the stones, fill in the basic background colours, and then complete the design with finer details.
As mentioned, I wish I could show you the entire book because it was really hard to choose which design to feature: they are all so beautiful, each in a different way.
Watch Hand-Painting Techniques
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