pretty hand painted rocks

I was busy all day Sunday painting rocks in my rock collection. Such a soothing and relaxing thing to do on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

I started a few, then just kept going until, without even realizing it, I had 12 little rocks painted.

Since yesterday, when I posted progress pictures on Facebook and Instagram, I’ve had some questions about how these are made, so I thought I’d answer them here too:

* I used a small script/liner brush
* The paint is actually FW Artist Acrylic Ink in white
* I usually don’t seal them unless I’m giving them away. Then I use an acrylic matte varnish to keep the natural stone finish, but you could use satin or glossy too.

* Practice on paper first to get the right touch and flow of ink.
* Use a baby wipe to remove mess-ups. If the rocks is really porous, you won’t be able to get all the ink off, but some.
* Paint doodles, flowers, mandalas, anything that inspires you! Check out my word rocks too!

I hope you get a chance to try some rock painting!


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8 Responses to pretty hand painted rocks

  1. I just love these! Thanks so much for the tips!!

  2. wendy says:

    They look fantastic! I wish I had this kind of talent.

  3. elsa says:

    Wonderful to dress up rocks! they look very oriental to me ~ sort of like a henna tattoo.

  4. MelBee says:

    Regina you rock!! 😉

  5. Janet says:

    Beautiful! I have some rocks and shells just begging to be painted! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Eveline says:

    Hello Regina,

    I’m from The Netherands and my english is not so good but i will try.
    I saw your rocks and i sure will try to make something like these.
    Thank you for the inspiration.

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