Stone of the month

With the blink of an eye, a normal stone is transformed into a real "eye catcher". Using the easiest of methods, the stone of the month makes a great gift idea, as it impresses through its breathtaking effect.

Stone of the month

Niedersächsiches Landesmuseum Hannover

Prepared in collaboration with the Lower Saxons regional museum of Hanover

With the blink of an eye, a normal stone is transformed into a real "eye catcher". Using the easiest of methods, the stone of the month makes a great gift idea, as it impresses through its breathtaking effect.

 
A beautifully packed stone, coloured using Pelikan PLAKA colours.

The base is provided by painting the PLAKA colour on the entire surface of the stone. This first coat also serves as the background for the spiral.

Using the Gold PLAKA colour, paint a spiral shaped line on the stone. After this has dried, use Blue PLAKA colour to dab spots along the Golden line.
Then use the silver colour to paint circular borders around the Blue dots. Next paint a spiral shaped Silver line around the Red surface. To accentuate the beginning of the Silver spiral, paint a larger Silver dot on this area.

After all of the colour has dried, apply a coat of Pelikan PLAKA varnish. This will protect the colours from fading due to sunlight or any other environmental influences.

In order to make the stone appear of higher quality, wrap it in cellophane paper. The ends are held closed by tying them with bright string. After adjusting the ends, the stone could almost be confused with a delicious piece of candy.
Should more stones be prepared, they could be used as table decorations for a Christmas dinner.

As you can see, sometimes the simplest of resources can create the most beautiful results. And don't forget: The stone is not to be accidentally confused with a real piece of candy!