As promised in yesterday's post, I finished the final couple of stones and gave all 24 a coat of matte varnish to seal and protect the designs. Varnishing the stones also has the added benefit of enhancing and deepening the natural colour of the stone, bringing out the gorgeous rusts, yellows, greys, and browns. This collection of 24 stones has been divided up into six sets of four; two are now in the shop, and the other four will be on their way to an exhibition very soon (more about that nearer the time).
24 Painted Stones (The different sets of stones are in vertical rows of 4)
L-R: Air & Earth 11, Air & Earth 10, Air & Earth 12, Air & Earth 14, Air & Earth 15, Air & Earth 16
© Natasha Newton 2014
I feel slightly sad at the thought of separating them as they look so beautiful displayed together, but I'm glad that I at least thought to take a photograph of the total collection before they're divided up into sets. I hope you like them!