Painting rocks is another thing that I like to do every so often. I find that they make great presents! This is sort of like a how-to on painting your own. 🙂
Rocks That I Painted Previously
For this tutorial, you will need:
- Paper for your work-area
- Acrylic Paint (Black, Yellow, Red, Blue, etc.)
- Paint Brushes as shown below
- A container with water
- A plastic surface for the paint
- Most importantly, ROCKS!
Okay, here we go! Get paper to protect your surface area from paint. Because you will be using acrylic paint, I suggest using old paint brushes that you don’t mind ‘messing up’.
You really can’t go wrong with choosing rocks. Any shape will do, though I prefer to have one part that’s relatively flat on the rock. If you are using rocks from your landscaping, make sure to scrub them thoroughly with warm, soapy water.
First Coat of Paint: Black
Start off with using the flat brush. Put on a coat of black all around the rock. It may require another coat.
Finished Base Coat
After it dries completely, take out your yellow paint and with the fine-tipped paint brush and dab some dots all around, leaving enough room for flower petals.
You don’t need to wait for the yellow paint to dry; continue ahead with using whatever color you desire for the petals. Usually I can fit six to seven petals around each center.
Make sure to fill in the petals!
Paint The Year
When the flowers dry, flip the rock over and paint the year onto it. It really adds a nice touch. And you’re done!
Whenever I paint a big batch, I usually get board with the flower design and experiment, as I did below. Sometimes they don’t turn out as I imagined, so I eventually go over them with black paint and start over. Other times, I’m pleasantly surprised when they turn out even better than I imagined. 🙂
Another design is a rainbow mosaic. Using a larger flat-surfaced rock, paint a circle of dots in one color of the rainbow, then continue with the color that follows suit. And that finishes it!
I like to paint rocks because when I was a child, I once had watched my older siblings paint beautiful flowers and ladybugs on the giant rocks in our landscaping. Anyway, it’s very relaxing and I love how pretty they turn out!
I hope you try it out! (LMK)