Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Mixed Media Affirmation Stones

Not sure about you, but I often need a little reminder on my desk to be more positive.  The work day can be a grind and as the day progresses, I can get a bit grumpy!  These affirmation stones not only look happy, but they're a colorful reminder to be a better human being.  Make one for someone you love and see if it makes a difference.  Remember, make messes, have fun and don't forget to 
Make Your Mark!  xoxox
My new favorite paper weights!

Courage is my favorite!
(Check out this LIST of words)
See how to make them here!
Stuff You'll Need
Brushes
Printed affirmations
Smooth stones
Book pages
1. & 2.  Cut large circles in book pages, clip the edges and apply to your stones with E-6000 Spray Adhesive
3.  Pick out some fun Americana Acrylic Colors
4.  Paint the face of the stone a light color and edge it in a contrasting color
5. & 6. Trace and fill in a heart in the center
*add shading with either black or white
7. & 8.  Add flames and dots around the heart with short paint strokes and Allure
9.  Add another layer of flames with another color of Allure
10.  Dot around the edges in black
11.  Decoupage your affirmations on the heart
12.  Try different color combinations 
They look amazing if you seal the entire stone with Americana Decoupage in Gloss
Love the Americana Neons!

Nothing like Allure to add some Dimension to your painted projects!

15 comments:

  1. These are just so neat Mark! Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful tutorials with the rest of us.

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  2. Really glad you like them Barbara!

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  3. This is such a terrific idea! I can find all kinds of uses for them and they are so fun!

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  4. Enjoyed the video! This are beautiful. I was looking to print the affirmations but couldn't find the link. I tried to click on Printed Affirmations in the list of supplies but it doesn't work. Thanks for all the inspiration!

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    1. Hi Betty! Click on the word Affirmations in the Stuff You'll Need list and it will take you to a page to print them out. Big hug!

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  5. Can't find the printable affirmations list. Would like to try this project on a flat surface to use as embellishments for papercrafts. Thanks. Tere

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    1. Click on the word Affirmations in the Stuff You'll Need list and it will take you to a page to print them out. Big hug!

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  6. Hi Mark! Just a quick note to let you know I've featured your Affirmations Stones on Fun Family Crafts. :)

    http://funfamilycrafts.com/affirmation-stones/

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  7. Luv these! OK - Mark would love to feature this entire article and video on my blog... (gosh this job keeps me away from my own blog-ugh)!
    How do I do it!

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  8. Luv these! OK - Mark would love to feature this entire article and video on my blog... (gosh this job keeps me away from my own blog-ugh)!
    How do I do it! I am on blogspot too!

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  9. Love it!!! Thanks for the great tutorial!

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  10. Hi, thanks for sharing this. I'm looking forward to making these. Where can I find stones like that? Thanks.

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  11. Aloha Mark, your affirmation stones are fantastic. This is a great project for those working with groups or individuals who have challenges with self-esteem. Mahalo for the share.

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