One of the best things about our family vacation spot is the private swimming hole
with its wonderful sandy beach in the curve of the nicely landscaped yard.
The weather was perfect, the house was excellent
and the swimming hole was fantastic.
I spent lots of time on the water and sitting in the sun with a book,
and then I remembered I brought a paint pen to try out.
I usually use acrylic paints and paint brushes for these projects
but this paint pen won me over!
The biggest rock is 5" across and the smallest (the skull rock) is about 2" tall.
Once they are sealed with clear acrylic, the subtle colors of the stones brighten up
and make the black paint really stand out.
We left one rock with our hosts as a thank you gift. They loved it!
Now I'm thinking of taking a bigger rock and painting our address on it
then using a paint pen to dress it up with some swirls and curlicues.
How easy would it be to really do a fancy paint job on a pumpkin for Halloween?
And what about a tree design on a table runner or a pillow?
I'll be bringing paint pens with me on vacation from now on!