Heart Motif Painted Rock
Acrylic Paint and a Rock are all you need to create a fun art piece.
I am back for another of my sporadic summer posts. We took a quick trip to Seattle and it was absolutely wonderful. We saw and did so much but balanced that with time spent with our wonderful family, who lovingly allowed us to crash at their house.
I have a fun little project which was fun and it is something that you can totally do. The supplies are minimal and since I used acrylic paints it dried quickly while I was painting away. The story of this little painted rock is as follows: I had the neighbor girls over to do some tie-dye (which was a blast BTW) and the youngest dyer was roaming around the yard and found a little rock I had painted before. This was a pretty basic rock but she loved it, she loved it so much that she wanted to take it home. In fact, there may have been some tears when she was told that she had to leave it. In that moment, I told her that I would paint her another rock. Thus the heart rock was born!
The good news is that the rock turned out pretty cute. The bad news is that I am now on the hook to paint another rock for my daughter, since this rock was deemed and I quote, “Nicer then all of the other rock I had painted, how could I even think of giving it away.” Or something to that effect.
To begin, I raided our landscaping for a rock. This rock actually turned out a little more textured then I would have really liked but I think was okay. If you want a smoother rock you can give it a few coats of gesso to make it more smooth. I first painted my rock black. I then drew my heart, leaves and swirls. Then I just jumped in and started painting.
As I mention in my intro, acrylic paint dries super fast which makes multiple coats really easy. I just kept painting and doting and painting and painting until I was happy.
Other then the three main shapes I didn’t have a real plan so this evolved in an organic fashion. I have seen some amazing painted rocks and I am hoping that mine get better as I continue to make them. My dots are a little inconsistent and uneven. I used teeny tiny paint brushes, a toothpick and the back-ends of may paint brushes to create my different sizes of dots. Once, I had my design as I wanted it I coated it with three coats of high gloss varnish. I used Delta Creative Gloss Exterior/Interior Varnish. I did actually manage to both read and follow the directions. I used Americana Acrylic Paint and I would say that it worked perfect for this project.
I will be painting at least another one of these soon and I will share it here when it gets done. I hope that you are all having a wonderful summer!
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