Hey friends! Are you looking for some Halloween rock painting ideas? Today’s design is a cute little ghost that is easy to paint with simple lines and features, making it great for beginners. Of course, painters of every skill level can enjoy this spooky little stone. Just because the weather is beginning to cool off doesn’t mean that painted rocks aren’t still making the rounds out there! This time of year, families and friends are visiting cider mills, pumpkin patches, haunted houses and more. Keep an eye out for hidden gems, and add your own Halloween themed rocks as well!
Here’s what you will need.
- 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 Halloween rock, I used magenta, white, and black acrylic paints. Magenta? For Halloween? Yes! I love using colorful backgrounds for every occasion. Don’t get locked into thinking you have to use orange and black when coming up with your Halloween rock painting ideas! A 2mm stylus helped me add a classic face.
In my signature style, I stamped BOO! on my rock and sealed it to hold up to the fickle fall weather out there. 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 the rocks you paint and find with me here:
Thanks for joining me today, and happy painting!