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Friday, September 8, 2017

Rock #45 Trust God




I saw something similar to this design on Pinterest.  I decided to paint the decorations similar to what I saw on Pinterest.  I then added the words Trust God.  #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment

Rock #44 Jewel Art

This rock was also painted with the platinum paint to give the rock a shimmer.  I then used outdoor Mod Podge to glue down the jewels on this.  Sealed with Krylon. #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment

Rock # 43 Stop and Enjoy the beauty of life

This rock was really cool looking before it was painted (it doesn't really show up in the pic).  I covered it with platinum paint and it gave it a shimmer.  I then used sharpies to make the design and write the sayings. #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Rock #42 Encouring Words






For this one, I was testing out my new CraftSmart Paint Pens that I got from Michael's for $8 for the set.  I wrote the words (Love, Trust, Believe, Inspire, and Smile) on the rock each in a different colored pen.  I then used some of the other pens to fill in the space with some dot flowers. #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment
This was originally abandoned at the LDS church on G Rd.

Rock #41 Purple with Lines



I was testing some ideas I had on this rock.  First I put rubber bands around the rock, trying to make them as flat against the rock as possible.  I then used spray paint to paint it purple.  After it dried, I took off the rubber bands.  The results weren't quite what I was expecting, so the rock sat on my table for a long time as I debated on just completely starting over with the rock or not.  I decided I would paint each line a different color.  It turned out ok, but not my favorite. #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment
This was originally abandoned outside of Coloramo on Horizon.

Rock #40 Sprial Rainbow Dots

It's kind of hard to see in the picture, but the dots start in the middle and sprial around the rock.  The dots spread out the further away from the center it gets.  I want to try this technique again, but fill in the spaces, so it's more like a defined line. #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment
This was originally abandoned outside of Safeway on Horizon

Rock #39 Enjoy Life

I used left over paint from several different rocks to paint the background on this rock.  It sat on my table for quite some time because I couldn't decide what to do with it.  I decided to write "Enjoy Life" on it. #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment
This was originally abandoned at the Shell gas station on Horizon

Rock #38 Fairy on Rainbow


I used left over paint from rock #40 to do the rainbow background.  I used a vinyl stencil for the fairy, but it pulled up a lot of paint and looked like a blob rather than a fairy.  I then tried to cut a stencil from paper to use to make it look more like a fairy.  It helped some, but I had to do a lot of touch up and free hand to make it look like a fairy again.  #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment.
This was originally abandoned outside of Rib City on North.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Rock #37 Music is Love

This started out as a black background.  I then used a vinyl stencil for the treble clef.  After touching up the paint that was pulled up from the vinyl, I outlined the treble clef with a red Gelly Roll pen.  I used the white Gelly Roll pen to write "Music is... Love!" #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment This was originally abandoned at WalMart on Rimrock.

Rock #36 Tiger Paw Dot Art

I got this idea from Pinterest but modified it to be a tiger paw not a dog paw. I started with a black background then used vinyl as a stencil for the paw.  Touched up the paint that was pulled off with the vinyl and then added the silver dots outlining the paw.  I then filled in the rest of the space with different colored orange dots.  #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment
This was originally abandoned in the Copy Room at GJHS.  Jen took it and placed it somewhere new. :)

Rock #35 When Words Fail, Music Speaks! black background with Rainbow


I did this one starting with a black background then put a vinyl sticker (cut with my Silhouette Cameo) and painted the rainbow over it.  The sticker pulled up the paint, so I had to do some touch up. I then used my Gelly Roll pens to write the saying "When words fail, Music Speaks!" #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment
This was originally abandoned at Arby's on North.

Rock #34 Rainbow Fairy Believe

For this rock, I started with the black background.  I then used a vinyl sticker that I cut with my Silhouette Cameo and painted the rainbow over the sticker.  I then pulled the vinyl off to reveal the black underneath.  Unfortunately it also pulled off the black paint when I pulled off the sticker, so I had to repaint the area where the sticker was.  I then added the word believe with one of my Gelly Roll pens. #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment
I left this in the lobby at Jeff's Automotive to replace the turtle that had been there for over a month.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Rock #33 Stainglass Flower

I got this idea from Pinterest.  I used puff paint to make the outline and the dots around the edge.  I then used water colors to color the inside of the flower to make it look like stained glass. #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment This was originally abandoned at Sam's Club during the pouring rain.

Rock #32 Bird on a vine


I got this idea from Pinterest.  Bird on a vine.  #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment Originally abandoned on a table outside of the Fedex on 12th.

Rock #31 LOVE Closeline


This idea is from Pinterest.  The Pinterest version was black and white version.  I chose to add color.  #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment Originally abandoned at Cafe Rio.

Rock #30 Rainbow Dots that wrap around ro

This rock was done with dotting tools. #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment Originally abandoned in the rocks at Wendy's on North Ave.

Rock #29 Black/White Dots Diagonal

Diagonal Black and White Dots.  I got this idea from Pinterest #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment This was originally abandoned at WalMart on Rimrock during the pouring rain.

Rock #28 Bloom Where You Are Planted



This idea came from this Program that we get at church.  I drew it directly onto the rock with Sakura Gelly Rolls Pens. It's a little hard to see in the picture, but it turned out cute. #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment Originally abandoned in the rocks near the Verizon Store on 25 Rd.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Rock #27 You Can Move Mountains

I got this idea from Pinterest. GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment Originally abandoned outside of Rib City in Grand Junction.

Rocks #26 Gel Pen Flower on light rock

I was asked to use the gel pens by Shuttle Art on a White rock to see how they work.  I found the lightest rock that I had and tried them out. It turned out pretty good. #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment This was originally abandoned at the mall near a tree in the parking lot near JC Penney.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Rock #25 Gel Pen Flower


This one I was experimenting with my gel pens from Shuttle Art.  The first picture I had drawn the flower directly to the rock.  I thought it would look cute with a pearl finish, but when I covered it, it smeared.  So I painted with the pearl finish and then drew on top of the pearl finish for the second picture. #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment This rock was originally abandoned in the parking lot of Texas Roadhouse.

Rock #24 Watch for Rocks

I got this idea from Pinterest. #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment This was originally abandoned at WalMart on Rimrock.

Rock #23 Cheeseburger


Melody and I came up with this idea based on the shape of the rock.  Cheeseburger with a bite taken out of it. #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment

Rock #22 Turtle




I got this idea from Pinterest.  I think he turned out so cute. :) #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment  Originally abandoned near 3rd and Rood Ave in Downtown Grand Junction.

Rock #21 Harry Potter

I made this one using a vinyl stencil for the Harry Potter.  I then drew in the Deathly Hallows symbol. #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Working on some more rocks...

Here are some more rocks that I have been working on.  #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Rock #20 I see you

I got this idea from Pinterest.  It makes me think of the phrase, "You can do hard things." You can break out of whatever hard things try to hold you back and do they things that truely make you happy! #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment
Originally abandoned on the River Front Trail by Las Colonias Park

Rock #19 Tree of Life


Dot Art. I got this idea from Pinterest. The bottom picture shows the top of the rock and how the tree wraps around. #GJRATA GJ Rocks & Art Treasures Abandonment This was originally abandoned in the parking lot outside of Rib City Grill.