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Kawaii Stone Fruits

Kawaii Stone Fruits

Kawaii comes from the Japanese and means “adorable”, “sweet” or “cute”.
You can collect the pebbles yourself and transform them into cute little fruits using acrylic paint. They make great worry stones and also fantastic decorations.

Step-by-step tutorial

Remove all traces of dirt from the pebbles using a sponge and soap. Leave to dry.

Allocate the pebbles to particular fruits roughly in accordance with their outlines and write the initial letter of the fruit on the back of each to avoid mixing them up.

Select the appropriate colour acrylic paint for the fruits. Use a protective surface to protect against paint splatters. You will also need a palette or similar for mixing your colours.

Now use the large pointed brush to paint each pebble gradually with its background colour(s).

To achieve a rich, bright application of colour, ensure your brush is as dry as possible and do not add any water.

Always dab your brush dry after cleaning.

Use the fine pointed brush to create details such as seeds, kernels and surface patterns. Leave to dry completely.

Draw on finer details such as internal lines and structures with triplus permanent pens.

Finally, use the fine brush to paint eyes, mouths and cheeks and the black triplus permanent pen for the delicate outlines of eyes.

Tip: If you don‘t have any pebbles, it’s easy to create your own from air drying FIMOair basic and then paint them with acrylic paint once they have dried

What you need

ProductArticle no.Quantity
STAEDTLER® 8500 Acrylic paint - Cardboard box containing 24 acrylic paints in assorted colours 8500 C24 1
STAEDTLER® 989 Synthetic brush - Blistercard containing 3 brushes: #2 round, #8 round, #8 flat 989-SBK3-3 1

Additionally required:

pebbles, protective surface, palette, water glass

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