Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Rock Painting Basics

Painting on rocks is an easy, fun, and inexpensive craft for all ages. The sky is the limit as to what you can paint on rocks.

Rocks are everywhere!  You can even buy a bag of them online now.  Smooth painted stones are a great canvas to start painting on.

The more you paint on rocks, the more you will see interesting rocks laying about.

When I paint tall flowers like hollyhocksirises, or sunflowers, I like to use a tall, thinner (1" to 1 1/2") piece of slate.

You can probably find pieces of slate in a rural area, but you will probably have better luck in a local stone yard (click this link to learn more about where you can buy rocks at a local seller).

Slate pieces you will find in a misfit stone pile in a rock yard
(click the link called 'stone yard' above to learn more)
You just might be surprised at how an ordinary rock will start to stir the creativeness within you.

Different shaped rocks can obviously become different things.

Smooth round rocks are probably better for flowers that grow low to the ground, such as impatiens, violets, phlox and ground cover.

You can find rounder rocks at a stone yard as well...

Because round rocks are heavier, they may cost more at a stone center, so you might want to go rock hunting at the beach or on a greenway.

I like to paint flowers on rocks.  Fairies too.  Here is a link to some of the pictures of my hand painted rocks.

All you need is a little imagination, a few inexpensive supplies, oh, and a rock! LOL!

So once you have your rock selected, you will need some other supplies that can easily be purchased at a local craft store or on line.

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