Friday, December 1, 2017

How to paint a snowflake rock for the holidays

snowflake rock


Rock painting is all the rage these days.  It’s fun to paint a rock with a positive message on the back and leave it somewhere for someone to find.  Then, they, in turn, leave it somewhere else.  Kids, adults, anyone can paint a rock.  The cost is minimal only requiring some paint and anything goes.  And this little snowflake rock is so easy and so much fun!

You can make your snowflake rock individual by varying the shapes and sizes of snowflakes.  Then to finish, write a simple word on the back.  I chose Joy, but you can use peace, kindness, snow, or any other positive word that fits the season.  They make a great gift as well to use as a desk decoration or paperweight!

Materials:

Rock
Acrylic paint, light blue, white
Tiny silver beads
E6000 glue
Pencil
Sharpie paint marker in black
Small paintbrush
Newspaper or something to protect your work surface

Instructions:

1.     Paint the entire front of the rock light blue, let dry and then turn it over and paint the back.



2.     Next, use a pencil to outline the snowflake.  First, draw a vertical line.  Then draw a horizontal line.  Finally, draw an x with two lines in the center.  





3.     Now, draw lines near the base, connecting the snowflake all around.  (See photo)



4.     To finish your snowflake pattern draw two lines on each spoke all around. (See photo)



5.     Use white paint to go over your pattern.  Let dry.



6.     Go over the snowflake for your snowflake rock a second time if necessary and let dry completely.


7.     Turn the rock to the back and using the pencil, write your message or word.  Then go over it with the black sharpie and let it dry.





8.     Use E600 glue to attach some tiny silver beads on the ends of each spoke. (Optional)  Let the glue dry. Your rock is ready to spread some kindness!




snowflake rock

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4 comments:

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    1. Thanks Stacy! I loved making them. You should paint some baby crow rocks I bet they would be awesome!!

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  2. This is darling Crystal. I hope I get to spend time with the grand kids and make some with them. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & sharing.

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    1. Thank you! It is so much fun for the kids to paint these and leave them for others to find. What a great way to spread some happiness this Christmas!

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