Fun without precision!
What you need:
- Smooth pebbles or Pistachio shells
- Colors – Red, Yellow, Black and White
- Brushes in different sizes
- A bit of fun-loving attitude 🙂
I played around with both palm sized pebbles and pistachio shells to create lady bugs in various sizes.
Step 1 – First start by painting the pebbles in red with a thick brush and let them dry. It doesn’t take more than 5-7 mins. You can also add some Mod Podge or Fevicol in the color while mixing. I use very little water as the pebbles are porous in nature to absorb the water, you can even avoid it. Based on concentration apply 1-2 coats of color.
Step 2 – Identify the pebble side you wish to create the head, it needs to be narrow. Once the base red color dries, take black color for the Bug’s head and paint it. Create a line using black paint with a brush from tail till head. (You can draw with a pencil before directly doing with black paint).
Step 3 – Randomly put black paint dots on each side of black line to create pattern. Let it dry.
Step 4 – Once head part is dry, take white paint and add dots for eyes and a semi curved line for a smile. For eyes you can also try pasting wiggle eyes.
Apply varnish when dry. For Bumble bee, you can use yellow as base color instead of red.