Hey friends! Looking for rock painting ideas? The beautiful butterflies will brighten anyone’s day! I got my inspiration for these beauties by looking at photos of real butterflies. I am not that savvy of a painter, but I can pull off the right ratios and give images a cartoony look – so the blocks of color and dots in nature’s symmetry are a good place to start if you want to take your rock painting ideas to a new level!
HERE’S WHAT YOU WILL NEED FOR THESE BUTTERFLY ROCK PAINTING IDEAS.
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- Acrylic Paints
- Varnish (I prefer the paint-on type, but spray varnish works fine too)
- Paint Palette
- Permanent Marker
- Mod Podge or Craft Glue
For these painted rocks, I used backgrounds of acrylic paint that would give a little bit of contrast. Then, I started with black outlines, and filled color in as I got closer to the middle of the butterfly. Butterflies often symbolize change, hope, and new beginnings, so if you have a friend or family member who needs to be lifted up, these make a fabulous “I’m thinking of you” gift!
Don’t forget to add your hashtags to the back of your rock so others can share it and join in the fun! A Sharpie marker works great for adding messages, just be sure to brush it with a light coat of Mod Podge or craft glue so that the varnish doesn’t smear your lettering. For more detailed instructions, please check out my How To Make Painted Rocks post. And the most important rule of rock painting is to relax and enjoy it – don’t worry about perfection! We are always our own biggest critics, so you have to remember that a bright and cheerful painted rock will make anyone’s day, whether you’ve been painting for a week, a year, or a lifetime.
Don’t forget to add #PaintHappy to your painted rocks, and join in the fun in the new Paint Happy Rocks community! Share photos of your easy rock painting ideas with me here:
Thanks for joining me today, and happy painting!