I'm having so much fun painting rocks. I'm enjoying writing positive, encouraging words on my rocks and praying for the person who finds them to be blessed. Some of these are not quite finished, and then they have to be sealed. When ready, I'll place them around town for others to find.
Did you know this is a growing phenomenan? There are people painting and sharing rocks all over the country. Adults and kids alike are having a blast with these happy rocks. My grandson loves it.
|This is his "potato" rock.|
Source - I like the white rocks, and found mine at Lowe's for about $9.00 a bag. There are probably thirty or forty rocks in the bag, some small and some large (see above). Dollar General has a smaller bag of about a dozen small, dark rocks for a couple of bucks. I've found these harder to paint on though. Some of the dark rocks have a coating on them, so I'm sticking with the white ones.
- Paints and Brushes - Acrylic paint is easy to work with and cleans up with water. I bought mine at Walmart in the arts and crafts section. I bought a bag of brushes for a couple of bucks there, too. I can't remember how much I paid for these because I bought them before I started rock painting. I probably paid less than $5.00 total for the paint and the brushes. I have other expensive, sable brushes that I use for oil and watercolor painting, but I don't use them because acrylic paint is hard on good brushes.
- Sharpie Markers - These are great for writing messages, and they come in an wide array of colors.
- Sealing - It's important to seal the rocks so that your painting won't chip or scrape off. I use a clear acrylic spray to lightly coat both sides of the rocks. I have not had the paint or the markers run or smear when using this product.
- Ideas for Designs - Pinterest is a treasure trove of painted rocks to use or to spark your own imagination. Just type in "painted rocks". You can see my painted rocks board HERE
- Hiding Rocks -
I left this one on a fence post at a park entrance.Actually, I don't recommend hiding them. I think it's best to place them in plain sight. Children love finding them, so I put them near playgrounds and parks. **Please note, places of business do not like the rocks to be left inside. I've heard that they just throw them away, so outside is always best.I've found rock painting to be very relaxing, like all forms of art. I sit down to paint and all my troubles just drift away. It's been that way all of my life. Art takes me to another dimension, I guess. The place of pure bliss. RELAX...and paint rocks!
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