I did this post a few years ago, about how I made decoupaged rocks,
but I keep running into them on Pinterest,
so I thought a revisit for my blog readers would be good,
since the timing is just right -
we are once again at the end of Ramadan.
Here it is:
I'm always sorry to see Ramadan go, but Eid is a wonderful way to say goodbye to this month of blessings. It's great to make your own decorations and gifts - handmade rules! - and I wanted something that would do double duty, since I already have two shows in a few days that I need to prepare for as well...
If you remember, some of the beautiful rocks I collected last summer I turned into this:
It took me a LOT of time!
(so much time that I never got past doing these two)
I had more rocks left over that were so inspiring in their lovely, soft shapes, but I did not have the hours to cover them up in fabric. I still wanted to use them for an Eid decoration idea.
So I decoupaged them with used gift tissue (hey, I love the three R's!) and then remembered my white pens, with which I'd had a lot of fun until I forgot about them.
So this is what I did:
The layers of tissue paper created a wonderful, subtle leathery texture, and the varnish gives them a very lacquered look, with their deep, deep, shiny, shiny red.
I'm also making some in my favorite, black and white!
They look great as Eid decorations, but will also make wonderful gifts, InshaAllah.