Have you heard about the painted rocks? People paint them and then leave them around for strangers to find? I recently found out it was a “thing” and loved the idea right away!
One of my favorite things is “abandoning art” around town for people to find. In fact, at the last First Friday KC I showed up with a purse full of prints and dropped them about the entire evening. It’s kind of fun to leave a little trail in a large crowd like that and notice just how fast they get swooped up.
Sometimes, I drop things around town and simply post a “clue” to its whereabouts online. I’ve had people send me photos after they discovered and let me tell you, it’s awesome for them AND me. So, I set out to paint some rocks. I picked out a few and then cleaned them up with soap and water. It doesn’t take long for them to dry if you sit them outside on a sunny day.
Then I picked out a couple of colors and started painting them. Once dry, I decided to add some glitter. Because…. well, GLITTER. Ice stickles glitter glue is perfect for this and pretty much the most non-messy way I’ve discovered to work with glitter.
Then, I pulled out some of my Artistcellar pocket stencils to create some designs with Dylusions paint and a little q-tip (it worked perfectly!), and used fine detail brush for edging, highlights and to bring it all together.
Check out the end result!
Overall, not very time consuming but SUPER FUN to paint some rocks, and I can’t wait to scatter them about. I hope they will be something that brightens someone’s day… and the world could use more of that, don’t you think?
- Ice Stickles – Cherry Ice
- Ice Stickles – Platinum
- Dina Wakely acrylic paint in Fuchsia
- Dina Wakely acrylic paint in Blackberry Violet
- DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics in Carbon Black and Pthalo Turquoise
- Golden High Flow in Titanium White
- Martha Stewart Crafts Paint in Metallic Gold
- Dylusions Paint in Vibrant Turquoise
- Artistcellar Series Stencils – Fowler Faces (For the eye)
- Artistcellar Pocket Stencils – Chakra