Here’s your directions for painting rocks:Painting rocks is just a simple craft. All you need are rocks, acrylic paint and a small paint brush. There’s not really that many directions I can give you but I would recommend starting simple. After you get the hang of it, then you can go crazy with any design you want. Painting on rocks is easy but there’s a few tips that might help you out:
- Use the smallest paint brush you own.
- You can also use toothpicks, Qtips or the end of the paintbrush handle to make dots.
- Keep it simple. Rocks are small and any designs will be miniscule. Simple designs such as shapes or dots are the easiest to paint.
- If the rock is shiny the paint can come off easily. Let it cure for 72 hours before using or give it a light spray with clear sealant.
- Acrylic craft paint works great! Don’t spend a ton of money to paint rocks.
- Look online for painted rock ideas or go for a theme such as fruit or monsters.
- Let one color dry to the touch before painting a different color on top.
- Wash and dry rocks before starting your project to help the paint adhere better.
- Paint pens with fine tips work well for writing on rocks.
Hopefully people will be drawn to the rock’s designs and then pick them up to find simple messages on the other side. These rocks are our way to help brighten a stranger’s day. It’s a cheap and simple way to reach out to people that you may never see but might just need a kind word that day. Maybe it’s time to gather some rocks out of your yard or in the floral department of a hobby store and sit down with your kids to paint while you talk about how to give back to others. Painted rocks – they rock. Give them a try today. Don’t forget to check out the Love Rocks or Rocks Carved with a Dremel for more ideas.