In 2015 Denise Scicluna published her first arts and crafts book called "Rock Art". It includes over 40 designs and projects both children and adults can try out with step-by-step instructions followed by vibrant pictures and illustrations. "Pebble Pets" is the second book which was published in 2018. Similar to the first one, it includes clear step-by-step instructions which guide readers to transform their pebbles to pet animals.
"I enjoy textures and unique forms of nature a lot. Pebble art started as my fascination of the natural occurring shapes of stones I would find and how I could work with them, creating something inspired by nature, within nature. I enjoy painting on the surfaces of objects being clay or pebbles and bringing them to life."
Pebble Pets is authored by Denise Scicluna, who also wrote Rock Art. Pebble Pets is a great guide to creating cute and characterful animal rock art projects in a variety of styles. We love decorating rocks because it's a great craft activity for the whole family. Projects include woodland creatures such as foxes and squirrels, zoo favourites like pandas and tigers, birds, bees, butterflies, bugs, and a whole host of other animals for you to recreate. The instructions are really clear and there's even a chapter on what to do with your painted rocks once youve made them.
This is a lovely book for adults and children. My 6 year old couldn't wait to make the polar bear and the step-by-step instructions were really helpful. I made the sloth as its my favourite animal. Full review and images.
― The Gingerbread House Blog
My family & I love it when we find painted rocks on our travels and have often said we should have a go. How hard can it be? But then we thought how do you prepare the stones, what sort of paint should we use & do we need varnish? Luckily this book answers all these questions & gives clear step-by-step instructions for plenty of cute animals. There are also galleries of designs to inspire & ideas for using the finished rock art.
― Nicola Urmenyi - Customer review
This is an adorable project book. With a few rocks, paints or marker pens, you can create some wonderful 'pets'.
Each of the 50 projects, have instructions that are simple to follow, and with a picture step by step, it is both educational and fun. There is a concise 'rock guide' to ensure you choose the ideal size, shape and type. There is also a list of things needed and some tips on how to get started.
This book would be amazing for small groups to get together and have some creative fun. It is just brilliant, and one I highly recommend.
― Tracy Shephard - Postcard Reviews