Tuesday, July 6, 2010


I painted these stepping stones years ago, and considering all the shoes that have stepped on them, they're still in pretty good shape. You can probably tell that these are Mary Engelbreit designs, although not actual patterns. When I find a drawing I like, I simply enlarge it and use it for whatever purpose I have in mind. I'm pretty sure the paints I used for this were Folkart Outdoor Opaque by Plaid. The cement pavers were first covered with a primer suitable for concrete and then I traced on my design using graphite paper. Next, I simply painted in the outlines using the coloring book technique. There is no need for a sealer when using this type of paint. I added a little number three to the house because that is the number of our address although the rest of the design bears no other similarity.



Thimbleanna said...

VERY cute Marsha! I've always wanted to do something like that, but never taken the time. It's good to know what paints will last too -- thanks for posting!

PunkiePie said...

I am going to keep this in mind for Amelia to do next year for gifts. So cute!!!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Cute steppin stones. I need to make some of those for my flower beds. Cute.