How to Create Art Out Of Rock
Designing Rock With Paint
Want something fun for your garden? Something that is fun to do? Or perhaps for a pond or two.
Painted rocks really adds charm to a garden and many other things. You would be amazed what a rock can become with the right technique and know how.
I am no expert but I have looked into this and what I have learned I want to share with you. Painting rocks is the one of the most inexpensive way to go if you want to add color and beauty to a garden or anything else of personal choice.
You can add this to a small pond or to your flowers to give a flare to your surrounding areas. It is fun for both adults and children to do. As you know rocks come in different sizes colors and shapes that can really highlight an area and bring a pleasant visual appearance.
Very delightful! Its' a great hobby not only for adults but for children too! Creating art out of rock is a rewarding experience.
How To Paint A Rock
1.) The Rock that you have selected needs to be really cleaned up. You can do that by using a old toothbrush by scrubbing it really good. For tough spots you can use sandpaper. Make sure that every nick and cranny is really scrubbed clean that is important to have your rock really clean from particles that may disturb the paint results. You can use powdered laundry detergent or liquid dish soap either one that you prefer.After the rock is completely dry make sure that you let it dry completely for several hours. Once you are sure that it is dry then you may want to use a pencil to lightly design your sketch, make sure that it is light so that it won't show through the actual paint job.
Art teaching books for - Rock painting
Here are some great ideas and tips on different designs in the art of rock painting.
Assemble your paints
2.) Acrylic paints work well on interior settings.You can also use outdoor paint, there are labels that confirms that it is safe for outdoors. For example the paint that you would use to paint a boat etc. Use the outdoor paint that works with your particular climate where you live. The beauty of Rock art you have many options where to place them they add beautiful colorful attraction to almost everything.
Liquitex Acrylic Paint
Liquitex acrylic paint is the most recommended paint to use for this particular art on rock painting it comes in a tube and is handy to use. I highly recommend that you try this for rock painting.
3.) Make sure that you have something to put your paint on, maybe a old plate or aluminum foil around cardboard or something like that, wax paper will do too. Using a acrylic brush semi stiff brush. Make sure that you use the right size for smaller areas to bigger areas. The smaller areas the thin pointed brushes work best.
Until you make sure that your rock has completely dried before even applying the paint. remember it takes several hours to days for the rock to be completely dry.
4.) Start with the larger area to paint then go to the smaller area. Rule of thumb: (Go from bigger to smaller). Let the larger area dry first before going on to the next step. Once it is dry start painting the smaller areas. Layer colors or add texture. By adding the finishing touches. You can use permanent markers to small areas also. After the paint dries over night add a clear urethane spray finish. If you have to apply several coats make sure that you let it dry before adding the next coat. Do this out doors to protect yourself from the fumes. A child should have adult supervision when doing this. When you are done you have a beautiful art work that adds such a delight to any area that you place it. The spray protects your hard work of art and keeps the colors fresh and alive. Amazing and easy to do---- you can do it it!!
(The Rocks below can be found on ebay)