ABOUT THE BOOK -
This follow-up to the bestselling Art of Stone Painting offers a kid-friendly version of an engaging activity that helps promote creativity. Popular stone artist F. Sehnaz Bac, a seasoned archaeologist who markets her painted Sassi dell’Adriatico (Stones of the Adriatic) on Etsy, presents step-by-step instructions for simple projects, accompanied by full-color photographs. Her introduction explains how to find and choose stones, which kinds of materials and tools are safe for kids to use, how to set up a workspace, simple techniques, and other helpful tips.
A splendid variety of patterns begins with illustrations of basic shapes and designs for human figures and faces, animals, numbers and letters, and natural motifs—flowers, trees, and stars. Other activities include painting stones for games such as tic-tac-toe, chess, and dominoes. Kids will learn lettering techniques for writing names and words on pebbles and how to design holiday-themed decorations. They'll also discover how to assemble multiple stones for picture-making and story-telling.
Istanbul native F. Sehnaz Bac studied archaeology at Ege University and has a master's degree in restoration and conservation from the institution's Faculty of Architecture. For two decades, she has worked at many Turkish excavation sites as an archaeologist and draftsman. Her detailed technical drawings have informed her imaginative designs, which are inspired by nature and rendered in watercolor, acrylic, ink, and marker pens.
She shows her painted stones on www.facebook.com/ISassiDelladriatico
and sells them on www.isassidelladriatico.etsy.com
MY THOUGHTS -
This book is great! But, not just for kids - also for adults. There are some really great ideas in here. This is a nice over-sized book. The pictures are beautiful, simple and large so you can easily see the art work to copy it. There is also a very wide variety of ideas - Letters, numbers, flowers, animals, designs, people, vehicles, and I loved the section with words - great for a garden!
I am a nanny for a family with four children so I decided to try this book out. I sent the two older ones out to collect the stones.
They loved it. The 3 yr. old painted 6 (of course hers was more abstract lol)
Here are some pictures of them stone painting! -
My own granddaughter is only 3 mo. old! but I do look forward to the day when she is old enough that we can do this together.
Great book, great ideas, tons of great fun!
You should really check out Etsy site - Her stones are amazing!!!!
I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from Dover Crafts - Thank You!!
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