Hey friends! If you’re looking for inspiring rock painting ideas, I love this simple sea turtle. I don’t claim to be a pro artist by any stretch of the imagination, so if I can paint this little gal, then so can you! Sea turtles travel all over the ocean, only to return to lay eggs on the same beaches. I love the sentiment that goes along with this… be sure to explore and see the wider world, but at the same time, don’t forget your roots. We all need a dose of home every now and again. If you’ve been thinking of doing a little traveling lately, this girl may be your inspiration – or someone else’s, when you hide your painted rocks someplace to be found!
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 sweet swimming sea turtle, I used light pink, grass green, lime green, and black acrylic paints. Although this is a simple design, you still may want to sketch it in pencil onto your rock on a painted background. That will let you place it exactly where you like, and leave room for a sweet message (think TRAVEL). Once you’re happy with your lines, then start painting! You can cover all pencil lines (and pencil errors) with new paint.
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!