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Painted Rocks Blog: Painting Rock & Stone Animals, Nativity Sets and More: Hand painted rocks - crafts, ideas, and gifts that inspire creativity, delight the heart, and bring a smile to your face. http://paintingrocks.blogspot.com/

Cindy Thomas Rock Painter
Painting Rock & Stone Animals, Nativity Sets & More: Rock Art Handbook: Techniques and Projects for Painting, Coloring and Transforming Stones Winter Art Projects, Art Projects For Teens, Toddler Art Projects, Easy Art Projects, Painted Rocks Craft, Hand Painted Rocks, Modern Canvas Art, Diy Canvas Art, Industrial Wall Art

Easy Rock Mandalas with Posca Paint Pens

Rock mandalas are easy to create when you use Posca Paint pens. (Inspiration for this project is from the Rock Art Handbook by Samantha Sarles.) Note: When you click on certain links in this post, I may receive a commission for the purchase of products. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. There are two types of mandalas you can create on rocks with Posca paint pens - an outline mandala and a filled-in mandala. As you can see in the photo below, the outline mandala on the…

Painting Rock & Stone Animals, Nativity Sets & More: Rock Art Handbook: Techniques and Projects for Painting, Coloring and Transforming Stones Pebble Painting, Pebble Art, Stone Painting, Painted Rocks Craft, Hand Painted Rocks, Rock Crafts, Arts And Crafts, Rock Hunting, Nativity Sets
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Rock Art Handbook: Techniques and Projects for Painting, Coloring and Transforming Stones

Rock Art Handbook: Techniques and Projects for Painting, Coloring and Transforming Stones is a great resource for rock decorating ideas.

Painting Rock & Stone Animals, Nativity Sets & More: Before & After Painted Rocks: Dogs Painted Rocks Craft, Hand Painted Rocks, Nativity Sets, Rock Crafts, Stone, Rock Painting, Art Supplies, Creative, Dogs
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Before & After Painted Rocks: Dogs

Here are the rocks I used to paint various types dogs. Most often I chose a loaf-shaped rock for a reclining dog. This is Max. He was a memorial stone and special request. Max was also used in my blog post about "How to Use a Wash and Tint Technique on Painted Rocks." Say "hello" to Deuce. He was a special request for a birthday gift. (The brindle fur was quite a challenge for me.) Meet Mr. Pug. He was painted using this tutorial by Ernestina Gallina. This dog with puppies was painted using…

Painting Rock Stone Animals, Nativity Sets More: There's More Than One Way to Paint a Cat Rock Painted Rocks Craft, Hand Painted Rocks, More Than One, Rock Crafts, Halloween Cat, Cat Face, Christmas Cats, Chinese Art, Rock Art
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There's More Than One Way to Paint a Cat Rock

I used how-to guides from 4 different artists to create these kitty cats painted rocks. Lin Wellford's book, "Painting Pets on Rocks" was the inspiration for this Black Cat painted rock. Design courtesy of Lin Wellford I found Lin's instructions clear and easy to follow. Other cat designs included in Lin Wellford's "Painting Pets on Rocks" book are: Tabby Cat, White Cat, Siamese Cat. Note: When you click on certain links in this post, I may receive a commission for the purchase of products…

Out-of-print design and pattern books will inspire your rock painting projects. Painted Rocks Craft, Hand Painted Rocks, St Paddys Day, Happy St Patricks Day, Religious Icons, Rock Crafts, Pattern Books, Stone Art, Rock Painting
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Classic Design Ideas for Painted Rocks

Out-of-print design and pattern books will inspire your rock painting projects.

Have you been asked to paint a complex or challenging design on a rock? Try these tips. Painted Rocks Craft, Hand Painted Rocks, My Rock, Rock Crafts, Rock Painting, Art Education, Nativity Sets, Challenges, Tips
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How to Tackle a Rock Painting Challenge

Have you been asked to paint a complex or challenging design on a rock? Try these tips.

Rock Painting Video Tutorial: Glitter Bugs by Rachel's Rocks Rock Painting Supplies, Rock Painting Ideas Easy, Painted Rocks Craft, Hand Painted Rocks, Painted Stones, Dot Painting, Stone Painting, Graffiti, Stained Glass Paint
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Rock Painting Video Tutorial: Glitter Bugs

Rock Painting Video Tutorial: Glitter Bugs by Rachel's Rocks

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Rock Painting Technique: Pattern Tracing

No drawing skills? No problem. You can trace a pattern onto a rock and paint it. Supplies Flat, somewhat smooth rock Pattern or photo Graphite transfer paper Pencil or stylus Paints Steps Find a rock with a smooth and/or flat surface. A rock with lots of pits or angles will be difficult to transfer a pattern onto. Even though this rock has pits, the pattern transferred nicely because of it's flat surface. Find a photo or pattern you'd like to paint on your rock. If the photo or pattern is…

Painting Rock & Stone Animals, Nativity Sets & More: Thanksgiving Turkeys Painted on Rocks Rock Painting Patterns, Rock Painting Ideas Easy, Rock Painting Designs, Pebble Painting, Pebble Art, Stone Painting, Painted Rocks Craft, Hand Painted Rocks, Painted Stones
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Thanksgiving Turkeys Painted on Rocks

Cookie designs provided inspiration for these easy, Thanksgiving holiday painted stones. Cookie designs are fabulous for easy rock painting projects because (in many instances) the decorating how to's can be adapted to rock painting. The first turkey I painted used this Super Simple Turkey Cookies design. I added "Happy Turkey Day" on the reverse side. This next painted rock turkey was a little more detailed and used this Decorated Turkey Cookies design. I painted "Gobble Gobble" on the…

Painting Rock & Stone Animals, Nativity Sets & More: Before & After Painted Rocks: Adorned Elephants Painted Rocks Craft, Hand Painted Rocks, Nativity Sets, Rock Crafts, Elephants, Riding Helmets, Stone, Creative, Painting
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Before & After Painted Rocks: Adorned Elephants

The rock shapes I chose for these adorned, painted elephants were: Round, roly-poly stone (left) Loaf shape (center) Triangular (right) My first step was to paint the elephants without any colorful garments. To help with the proportions and shading I referred to Lin Wellford's book - Painting Zoo Animals on Rocks. Note: When you click on certain links in this post, I may receive a commission for the purchase of products. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Elephant…

How to paint Baby Jesus on a stone - A step-by-step, illustrated tutorial for a unique Christmas painted rock gift. Painted Rocks Craft, Hand Painted Rocks, Painted Stones, Christmas Rock, Christmas Crafts For Kids, Winter Christmas, Christmas Decorations, Epiphany Crafts, Stone Painting

How to Paint Baby Jesus on a Rock

How to paint Baby Jesus on a stone - A step-by-step, illustrated tutorial for a unique Christmas painted rock gift.

Helpful rock painting tools and supplies - nice to have for creating painted rocks art Rock Painting Supplies, Painting Tools, Stone Painting, Outdoor Acrylic Paint, White Acrylic Paint, Painted Rocks Craft, Hand Painted Rocks, Stone Bird Baths, Rock Crafts

Helpful Rock Painting Tools and Supplies

Helpful rock painting tools and supplies - nice to have for creating painted rocks art

Painting Rock & Stone Animals, Nativity Sets & More: Is Gesso a Good Primer for Painted Rocks? Paint Pens For Rocks, Painted Rocks Craft, Hand Painted Rocks, Acrylic Craft Paint, White Acrylic Paint, Painting Tools, Stone Painting, Rock Painting, Best Primer
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How to Dry Painted Rocks with Household Items

Gesso is an excellent primer for painted rocks. See the results.

Steps for a painted rock basket of pansies by Cindy Thomas Painted Rocks Craft, Hand Painted Rocks, Paint Pens, Paint Markers, Stone Painting, Rock Painting, Bottle Drawing, Stained Glass Paint, Black Acrylic Paint
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Painting a Basket of Pansies on a Rock

Learn step by step how to paint a basket of pansies on a rock

Painting Rock & Stone Animals, Nativity Sets & More: 4 Rock Painting Projects - No Drawing Skill Required Painted Rocks Craft, Hand Painted Rocks, Paint Pens, Paint Markers, Stone Painting, Rock Painting, Black Acrylic Paint, Sharpie Pens, Drawing Skills
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4 Rock Painting Projects - No Drawing Skill Required

No drawing skills? No problem! You can create colorful rock and stone art using these 4 techniques.

Painting Rock & Stone Animals, Nativity Sets & More: How Waverly Semi-Gloss Paints Performed on a Rock Paint Pens For Rocks, Painted Rocks Craft, Hand Painted Rocks, Acrylic Craft Paint, White Acrylic Paint, Stone Painting, Rock Painting, Semi Gloss Paint, Apple Barrel
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How Waverly Semi-Gloss Paints Performed on a Rock

I learned about Waverly paints from a fellow rock painter and thought I'd give them a try. They're available exclusively at Walmart in 2 oz. plastic bottles for less than $1.50 per bottle. Plaid (the manufacturer) describes the paint as: Semi-gloss Highly pigmented High-performance Durable Fade-resistant Ideal for indoor and outdoor DIY craft projects Works on decorative glass, wood, paper mache, terra cotta, concrete, and plastic The hues I purchased were: Plaster (off white), Agave (blue)…