Hey friends! Looking for easy and inspiring rock painting ideas? These sweet little painted stones carry a message of encouragement – literally! Paint the pun and lift someone’s spirits by using today’s painting inspiration. And bonus, the encourage-mint design isn’t hard to paint, so you paint paint a few of them all in one session.
HERE’S WHAT YOU WILL NEED FOR THESE EASY PAINTED STONES.
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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
I like a bright acrylic paint background for my painted rocks, but make the design your own! I used bright yellow, white, red, and black for today’s rock painting ideas. The mint is just a circle with triangular wrappers on each end, but if you want to sketch it out in pencil first to get it down, feel free! You can draw and erase as much as you need to before you ever put your paintbrush to work – and acrylic paint hides ALL your pencil lines, so beginners can practice until you’re comfortable.
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! As you can see, my rocks are NEVER perfect. 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 painted stone ideas with me here:
Thanks for joining me today, and happy painting!