The Art of Stone Painting book – F Sehnaz Bac

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The Art Of Stone Painting: no more grey!

The Art of Stone Painting by F Sehnaz Bac is a fantastic book with thirty designs to spark your creativity!
Painting stones is all the rage right now and is such a fun activity for adults as well as children 🙂

Transform ordinary stones into colourful works of art with this easy-to-follow guide.
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 creating 30 fantastic designs.

Inside you will find…

Full-colour photographs accompany directions for painting themes that range from trees, flowers, and animals to mandalas, geometric patterns, holiday motifs, and more.

Starting with the basics — including finding and choosing stones as well as tools and materials — the guide offers a variety of techniques, including painting stones with colours or inks, painting on natural stone, and sealing the finished work.

Projects range from simple to advanced and include suggestions for indoor and outdoor display, as well as instructions on how to style wearable objects such as pendants.

A complete selection of templates provides motifs for every project as well as ample inspiration for developing your own designs.

8.1 x 0.3 x 10.8 in, softcover, 96 pages.

Mimi’s notes:
Wondering which paints to use? Americana Craft Acrylics and Dylusions Paints would be great for this!
You can prep your stones with white gesso or black gesso, and seal them with a gloss varnish to make the colours shine 😉

Author biography

Sehnaz Bac is an artist living in a small city on the Adriatic coast in Italy.
She studied archeology at Ege University in İzmir, then she had master degree on restoration and conservation at Faculty of Architecture.
She worked at many different archeological excavations as archeologist and draftsman in Turkey with Turkish and foreign excavation teams for almost 20 years.
Making technical drawings of smal finds in archeological excavations as fragments of pottery and ceramics, helped her to improve her skills about observing small details. Her curiosity and imagination inspires her to create detailed artworks.
She loves to use bright and bold colours, very fine line drawings and stylized designs inspired from nature.
Lately she is well known by her painted stones with the name of “I Sassi dell’Adriatico”, means Adriatic Stones in Italian.She began to paint sea stones after her completely recovery from a Lymphoma at 2009, then it turned to a passion for her.
Paintings of Sehnaz, show a very different style, totally stylized figures and motifs with very fine details and a huge variety of colors.
She shows her painted stones on and sells them on

Amazon Reviews

5 stars by Jameson
Our family has always really enjoyed collecting rocks — not so much rocks of any special beauty or composition, but from places we wanted to remember. Eventually, we ended up with a quite a few river rocks, with flat, smooth surfaces. Those rocks actually work great with the ideas from The Art of Stone Painting. It’s really nice to make those rocks into mini art works by painting designs, creatures, and scenes like those suggested in this beautiful book. The instructions are clear and engaging, while the photos are lovely and inspiring. One unique idea that stood out to me in this book was that by outlining the painted details with a fineliner pen, it really makes the colors and design pop. Also, using paint pens really helps to add the paint into small areas. I’m surprised by how just starting with one small part at a time, we can eventually create beautiful designs, plants, animals, or what-have-you. Simple instructions and suggestions for paints and pens are very helpful, and by emulating a few of her patterns, my family and I are all surprised by how lovely the results can be. Rock painting has become a really fun family activity for us all. We had a great time finding our rocks in our yard that would make a perfect canvas for painting on. We used craft paints with small brushes, black fineliner pens to outline, and white gel pens to add details. We found a shell shaped rock to make a pretty shell and my daughter did a really great job creating a cute cactus design on an oblong shaped rock.


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