The Stone of the Month

How easy is it to paint with PLAKA on stoned surfaces though? We tested it.

Stone of the Month

Niedersächsiches Landesmuseum Hannover

Prepared in collaboration with the Regional Museum of Hanover.

Pelikan PLAKA colours are well known for their long lasting ability. It can be painted on to a wide selection of various surfaces whilst remaining colourfully intense and easy to apply. How easy is it to paint with PLAKA on stoned surfaces though? We tested it.

Each Month from now on, we would like to present different, yet original and easy to do pieces of art on stones. In doing so we hope to try out many different techniques. To give the object a really intense fine colouring finish we will work with Pelikan PLAKA colours. These colours are really bright, intense and are just right for use on difficult surfaces e.g. on stones.
This is what you will require: a flat stone, different Pelikan PLAKA colours, a paint brush and PLAKA Varnish.

Stone of the Month
Let us begin: Use the Pelikan PLAKA colours to change this ordinary flat stone into an cool looking Fish. It is always best to let the single lines of colour dry before applying the next one. This prevents the colours from running and mixing. On the other hand one should not forget though, that a mixture of colour could also bring unexpected results (We will explore this technique next month).

 
A colourful "stone" fish created using Pelikan PLAKA colours

Finally after the colours have dried, add a coat of Pelikan’s PLAKA Varnish. This will protect the colours from fading or being scraped off the surface.

Test result:
Although the stone surface is difficult to work with, Pelikan PLAKA colours make it seem easy. The colours are already bright without having to add many extra coats and are well protected thanks to the Pelikan PLAKA Varnish coat!