I actually ordered these pens while I was on holiday......I was also just curious to see whether I could get an Amazon delivery right up high in the Highlands. If you live up there you are probably saying 'of course, we get deliveries too'' but I just found it exciting. Come to think of it I find the smallest things amusing which says a lot about me and my life.
The reason I wanted these pens was that I had been onto the beach and picked some stones and decided I would like to paint them and leave at least one up in the Scottish Highlands somewhere for some one to find and hopefully rehide. There are a lot of these painted stones being hidden for various organisations and charities which is a lovely thing to do. It's a bit different and allows people to get creative, I'm certainly enjoying seeing ideas people come up with.
These acrylic pens are great, they are easy to use and not at all messy. You don't have to mix the colours like you would if using paints, you can draw straight onto the stones, paint and also use them for writing on them too. When you have finished your design you can use a spray varnish to seal and generally give it a nice finish then off you go to hide it. There is no pressure to be a super artist, it's possible to create some lovely patterns and do as much or as little as you like.
Here is just one of my stones, in fact it was the one I left at North Kessock. It was found and it has recently been re hidden again which was great.....it works!!
I painted my stones in memory of a lovely young lady called Samantha Brown. There is a Facebook page called Strolling Stones (S.A.M) for Samantha so take a look and keep your eyes peeled out the 'samstones' people are hiding.
If you would like to purchase some acrylic pens I found these on Amazon. There are quite a few available but here are the links (affiliated) to the ones I decided to buy.
These pens can be used for designs on other materials too such as mugs, glass, wood, porcelain, ceramics and fabric and they are really great to draw with so get your creative juices flowing and get drawing. Me? I just need to collect some more stones now.
Thank you for reading today, feel free to pop back again tomorrow for my Verse for Thursday, for now though take care of yourselves.
What to Buy Wednesday
From January 2018 I've decided to shake Wednesdays up and review products that I have purchased so we go from random thoughts to important retail therapy for the new year.