Hey friends! Are you looking for rock painting ideas that are bright and fun, without being too complicated? This black and white rose design lets its bright magenta background stand out, and has to be one of my favorite ideas since I’ve been painting. The stylus is a great tool for adding easy dots, which allows you to add more to your design without being overwhelming, and to keep an overall delicate look. As you can see, I’m no professional, but this happy little stone can still make someone’s day, so add it to your list of ideas to try!
HERE’S WHAT YOU WILL NEED FOR ROCK PAINTING.
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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 this painted rock, I used a background of bright magenta acrylic paint. The florals were a mix of black, white, and gray. I started with a white circle, then made small gray swirls and arcs – smaller in the center, and larger as I moved outward. Then, I layered over the gray with more white, until the blossom looked full. Your gray and white will begin to mix a little, and that’s ok! Having both lighter and darker shades of gray gives it a more shadowed look. You can fill in leaves, vines, and dots as you like until you get the effect you’re looking for. If you don’t like how it’s turning out, don’t worry! That’s the beauty of paint – you can paint over it until you’re happy with it.
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 rock painting ideas with me here:
Thanks for joining me today, and happy painting!