Hey friends! Looking for some easy rock painting ideas? These hearts and polka dots are great for beginners, and create a happy design that will make anyone’s day! If you’re having trouble coming up with a clever idea or message, spread some love with simple lines and dots using today’s rock painting inspiration.
HERE’S WHAT YOU WILL NEED FOR THESE EASY 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 this painted rock, I used a background of light pink acrylic paint. The hearts were a mix of magenta and light purple. I started with the hearts in various sizes, then used my stylus to make dots around each heart, mixing my colors and including some white as I went. Move from one heart to another doing the inner lines of dots, moving outward until they begin to overlap. This keeps the heart shapes intact and fills the stone with those happy little polka dots.
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!