20+ Star Wars Inspired Rock Painting Ideas

November 21, 2017 0 Comments
If you are a seasoned rock painter looking for painted rock ideas or just a Star Wars lover looking for easy Star Wars crafts, these painted rocks are perfect for you! With episode 8: The Last Jedi set to come out next month, everyone is Star Wars crazy! Hide them near the movie theater as part of the hide and seek rocks game or give them to your favorite Star Wars lover. Everyone is sure to fall in love with these DIY droids, jawas, ewoks and more.

How to Paint a Darth Vader Rock

November 20, 2017 0 Comments
With Star Wars episode 8: The Last Jedi set to come out soon I wanted to start making some Star Wars painted rocks. As our family's favorite dark side character, Darth Vader was a natural choice for this black rock! When I went looking for Darth Vader rock painting ideas on Pinterest, I was surprised that there weren't many available. Instead, I found a Darth Vader drawing tutorial and used it to create this little guy. If you have been wanting to know how to paint a Darth Vader rock, I hope it will help you!

Darth Vader Painted Rock Tutorial

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Inspiration Video: How to Draw Darth Vader

Art for Kids Hub has a great video showing you how to draw Darth Vader. Check it out here:

For this rock, I actually just wanted to do a simple line drawing of Darth Vader instead of having him colored in like in the video so I followed the step-by-step line drawing tutorial also from Art For Kids Hub (click on it to make it bigger)
how to draw Darth Vader
I followed along with the step outs using a white extra fine Posca paint pen and then used a red Posca pen to draw the blade of his light saber.

Once I was all done, I used Clear spray sealer to make it weatherproof and now he's ready to go hide outside!

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Carissa Bonham is a lifelong crafter and mom of two creative boys. The owner and lead writer of both I Love Painted Rocks and Creative Green Living, she won the Craftys Award for the "Best Craft Blogger" category in 2016. Her projects have been featured in magazines like Kids Crafts 1-2-3, Capper's Farmer and Urban Farm Magazine. 

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How to Paint an Adorable Birthday Cupcake Rock

November 16, 2017 0 Comments
cute rock painting ideas for birthdays and cupcakes
What do you give someone who plays the hide and seek rock game for their birthday? A birthday cupcake rock of course! If you need ideas for cute birthday rocks to paint, I think you can't really beat this cute cupcake with rainbow sprinkles and a pretty ribbon.

My favorite YouTube channel for drawing: Draw So Cute has a tutorial up for how to draw a really cute birthday cupcake so I followed along using a pencil and then traced over it with my Extra fine Posca paint pens before giving it to her.

Here's a look at how I did it:

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How to Make an I Love Oregon Rock (works for any state!)

November 12, 2017 0 Comments
The rock I painted for "thankful" in my local rock painting group ideas challenge was a silhouette of Oregon with a big heart in it. I'm so thankful to live in beautiful, green Oregon and I thought showing my Oregon love would be perfect. I googled "Oregon silhouette" to find an image I could copy and used a pencil to sketch it onto my rock before drawing a big heart in the middle. This same technique would work for copying the silhouette of any state!

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Step 1: Find a silhouette of your state

Use Google or your favorite search engine to search for "silhouette of (state name)" to find images of your state you can base your sketch on.

Step 2: Sketch

Use the pencil to sketch the outline of your state on the rock. I use a pencil so I can erase or paint over marks that aren't quite right. Keep touching up until you are happy with the shape. Finally, draw a big heart in the center.

Step 3: Paint

Use a black Posca paint pen to outline the state silhouette and the heart. Use the red marker to fill in the heart and the green marker (or appropriate corresponding state color!) to fill in the outline of your state. Touch up the black line as needed.

Step 4: Seal

Use a clear spray sealer to seal your rock and make it weatherproof.

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Carissa Bonham is a lifelong crafter and mom of two creative boys. The owner and lead writer of both I Love Painted Rocks and Creative Green Living, she won the Craftys Award for the "Best Craft Blogger" category in 2016. Her projects have been featured in magazines like Kids Crafts 1-2-3, Capper's Farmer and Urban Farm Magazine. 

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How to Paint a Cute Coffee Mug with a Mustache

November 02, 2017 0 Comments
If you are always trying to think up new rock art ideas, participating in a paint-along challenge is a great way to do that! My local rock group is doing a rock-a-day challenge and today's challenge was "coffee."

I am actually terrible at drawing but I can follow instructions pretty well so after I googled "how to draw coffee" and saw my favorite YouTube channel for drawing: Draw So Cute, come up with a video, I knew I was in luck!

If you want to paint an adorable mustached coffee mug like I did, follow along with the video below and your Posca pens.

Thanksgiving Tic-Tac-Toe Game with Turkey and Pumpkin Rocks

November 02, 2017 0 Comments
If you need a fun game to play with your family for Thanksgiving, this adorable painted rock tic-tac-toe set from Angie at The Country Chic Cottage is perfect! Even if you don't feel like you are a master painter, Angie made a great video that walks you through how to paint both the turkeys and the pumpkins step-by-step so you can end up with a cute tic-tac-toe game with painted rocks just like she did!

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Click here to learn How to Make a Painted Rocks Tic-Tac-Toe Game over at The Country Chic Cottage.

How to Paint a Cute Mason Jar on a Rock

November 01, 2017 0 Comments

One of the local rock groups I participate in on Facebook is doing a monthly rock painting challenge where we have a theme each day and if members paint that rock, hide it in the community and post a picture of it on Facebook they win an entry in a drawing! I love all the different rock painting ideas and it takes the pressure off to think up things on your own.

Today's challenge rock theme is "mason jar" and after I totally failed and painted the ugliest mason jar ever, I pulled up a drawing tutorial on my favorite YouTube channel for drawing: Draw So Cute

After following along with her tutorial, I ended up with an adorable mason jar rock to hide for the challenge!

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Video: How to Draw Cute Jars

 How to draw cute cartoon jars on YouTube

Notes: For best results, use a light colored rock with a flat surface for painting.

While the tutorial teaches you how to draw an entire adorable peanut butter and jelly family, I just followed the first part of the tutorial using an extra fine black Posca pen to draw the Jelly mom but without the peanut baby.

Once that was done, I colored her in with more Posca extra fine paint pens and sealed it with clear spray sealer before hiding it in the community.

Don't forget to color any parts you want to have remain white with the white Posca pen because more rocks look darker when sealed.

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Carissa Bonham is a lifelong crafter and mom of two creative boys. The owner and lead writer of both I Love Painted Rocks and Creative Green Living, she won the Craftys Award for the "Best Craft Blogger" category in 2016. Her projects have been featured in magazines like Kids Crafts 1-2-3, Capper's Farmer and Urban Farm Magazine. 

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How to Apply Temporary Tattoos to Rocks

October 26, 2017 2 Comments
If you are new to painting rocks, it is easy to feel intimidated by all the beautiful painted rocks people in online rock groups are making. The good news is that you can totally fake artistic ability with temporary tattoos! That's right! The same tattoos you apply to your skin can be applied to rocks and everyone will be so impressed even if you are a total beginner.

This works best with black, white or metallic tattoos. You can apply colored tattoos but they look best when applied to white rocks or rocks that have been painted white first.

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How to Apply Temporary Tattoos to Rocks:


Steps:

  1. Select the temporary tattoo you want to apply and cut it out
  2. Paint a clean rock with paint if desired - you can also apply tattoos to naked rocks. Let dry.
  3. Peel the clear protective sheet off the tattoo and place face down on the rock.
  4. Hold a damp sponge on the back of the tattoo for 30 seconds. 
  5. Use the sponge to rub the back of the rock until the paper begins to slide. If the paper does not begin to slide after 5-10 seconds of rubbing, hold a damp sponge in place for 30 additional seconds and then rub.
  6. Once paper begins to slide, peel paper off the rock.
  7. Smooth out design with sponge if needed. Allow to dry.
  8. Apply one very smooth coat of Mod Podge. Allow to dry.
  9. Apply 1-2 coats of acrylic spray sealer to weather proof them if you would like to place them outside.

Here is a sample of what it looks like when you follow the same technique but use plain black tattoos like these. Just follow the same procedure as above!

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About the Author:

Carissa Bonham is a lifelong crafter and mom of two creative boys. The owner and lead writer of both I Love Painted Rocks and Creative Green Living, she won the Craftys Award for the "Best Craft Blogger" category in 2016. Her projects have been featured in magazines like Kids Crafts 1-2-3, Capper's Farmer and Urban Farm Magazine. 

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Mandala Peacock Painted Rock

October 25, 2017 0 Comments
Abby Asplin of Brisbane shared this rock saying that her mother has a peacock named Rodger so she painted Rodger the Peacock on a rock! I love the mandala style she used to depicted her peacock and his beautiful feathers on a large, round rock. She says she used a combination of Posca Paint Pens and Sakura Gelly Roll Pens to get the look. She did an outstanding job on this beautiful piece!


Zentangle Apple Painted Rock Using Posca Pens

October 22, 2017 0 Comments
Posca paint pens are quickly becoming every rock painter's favorite way to draw on rocks without the tedium of a teeny tiny brush. LJ Sorensen of Aloha, Oregon recently used Posca pens to draw this pretty zentangle design featuring a large sunflower. She then went back and drew the black lines using a Micron 03 black pen.

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