Hey friends! I have a classic design to share with you today that’s not only great for beginner artists, but it’s also a universally sweet message. If you’re looking for rock painting ideas that everyone loves, add this idea to your Pinterest board! The simple sunshine and the addition of a few lyrics is enough to brighten anybody’s day. Put a smile on somebody’s face as the weather cools off by stashing a simple sunshine stone where they’re sure to find it.
HERE’S WHAT YOU WILL NEED.
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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
- Stamps and Archival Inks (optional)
For this painted rock with lyrics to “you are my sunshine”, I used blue, yellow, and orange acrylic paints. Although this is a fairly simple design, you still may want to sketch it in pencil onto your rock on a painted background so that you can place it exactly where you like, and leave room for song lyrics too. Once you’re happy with your lines – start painting! A simple spiral design for the center of your sun gives the look a little extra detail, and you can stretch the sun’s rays as far as you like. Don’t forget – you can cover all pencil lines (and pencil errors) with new paint, so a little sketch never hurts a thing!
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.
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!