How to Paint a Magical Unicorn Rock

unicorn rock painting idea with posca pens

The one thing I might love more than painted rocks is unicorns! 

When I saw the magical unicorn rock painting tutorial from Ruffles and Rainboots I knew I had to paint it! 

I ended up using her rock painting idea and based my own unicorn off of it. 

I changed my version of the unicorn rock a little bit from the way it was originally painted to make it a full body unicorn instead of just the head. 

If you love unicorns and painted rocks, you can follow along with lots of unicorn rock painting ideas on my dedicated Pinterest board:


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Video: How to Paint a Magical Unicorn

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

To paint the unicorn, I followed along using a white ultra fine point Posca pen. After following the tutorial as it appears in the video, I thought it looked a bit like a cartoon unicorn with a big head so where I had drawn the chest, I used the black Posca pen to add a line to make legs and hooves.

To give my unicorn a magical finish, I use a fine detail paintbrush to apply Martha Stewart Decoupage Medium in Sparkle Finish over the mane.

To make the rock weatherproof for hiding outside, I added a coat of clear spray sealer.

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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 and the ShiftCon award for "Best DIY blogger" in 2018. Her projects have been featured in magazines like Kids Crafts 1-2-3, Capper's Farmer and Urban Farm Magazine. 

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