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How to Paint a Pumpkin Rock: An easy fall rock painting idea!

Cute pumpkin painted rock drawing tutorial

Looking for an easy fall craft to do with your kids? Painted rocks are hot right now! This adorable pumpkin painted rock is easy and fun to make.

If you feel like your rock painting skills aren't what you wish they were, that's ok! Anyone can draw this simple pumpkin onto a rock with my favorite paint pens.

I'll teach you how to paint this cute little pumpkin painted rock step-by-step. I even have a quick video that shows you how to do the different parts so you can follow along.

Paint one rock pumpkin or paint an entire pumpkin patch full of these adorable pumpkin painted rocks!

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How to Paint a Pumpkin Rock
an easy fall rock painting idea

How to draw a pumpkin on a painted rock with Posca pens

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Video: Pumpkin Rock Painting Tutorial

This is an easy rock painting idea for fall that anyone can do!

Using Posca pens makes it easy to follow along as we draw pumpkins together on rocks.

If the video does not play in the space right below this paragraph, view it on the I Love Painted Rocks Facebook page instead.


Pumpkin Painted Rock Step 1: Outline the shape

How to draw a pumpkin on a rock

Outline the shape of the pumpkin with an orange paint pen. I like to start in the middle and similar to how you draw a heart, draw two humps that come out of the center. Instead of tapering to point like a heart, just round it out on the bottom.

Pumpkin Painted Rock Step 2: Fill in (flood technique)

Posca pen flooding paint technique to use on painted rocks

While you *can* fill in your pumpkin by going scribble scribble scribble with your pen, one trick I like to use for filling large areas is called flooding.

To do it, put your pen on your rock and press straight down and then release right away.

This should release a small pool of paint. You can then use a paint brush to spread the paint and fill in the entire pumpkin shape.

Pumpkin Painted Rock Step 3: Brown contour lines

How to draw contour lines on a pumpkin

Use your brown posca pen to both outline the orange pumpkin shape as well as add contour lines as shown.

Pumpkin Painted Rock Step 4: Yellow highlight lines

How to paint a picture of a pumpkin

Use your yellow Posca pen to add yellow highlight lines as shown to give your pumpkin some more dimension.

Pumpkin Painted Rock Step 5: Draw stem

How to draw a pumpkin with a curly stem

Use your light green paint pen to draw a stem on the pumpkin. I think it looks cute with a long stem that has a curly cue on top but short stems work, too. You do you.

Pumpkin Painted Rock Step 6: Add stem contours

How to draw a pumpkin on a rock with posca paint pens

Use the dark green Posca marker to add contour lines to the stem as shown and outline the edges of the stem.

Pumpkin Painted Rock Step 7: Seal

Use a clear spray sealer to seal the rock before hiding it outside.

If you are using your rock to play the hide and seek rocks game, don't forget to label the back with a Posca pen before sealing (and seal the back, too).

Pumpkin rock painting idea for fall

Do you love this painted rock idea?

Then don't forget to share it on Pinterest or with your rock painting friends!

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How to Paint a Pumpkin Rock

Looking for an easy fall craft to do with your kids? Painted rocks are hot right now! This adorable pumpkin painted rock is easy and fun to make. It's easy to paint this rock when you follow along with your favorite paint pens.

ingredients

Rock
Extra Fine tip Posca paint pens
Paintbrush (optional)
Clear spray sealer

instructions


  1. Outline the shape of the pumpkin. Start in the middle and similar to how you draw a heart, draw two humps that come out of the center. Instead of tapering to point like a heart, just round it out on the bottom.
  2. Fill in the pumpkin shape by putting your pen on your rock and pressing straight down and then release right away. 

    This should release a small pool of paint. You can then use a paint brush to spread the paint and fill in the entire pumpkin shape.
  3. Use your brown posca pen to both outline the orange pumpkin shape as well as add contour lines as shown.
  4. Use your yellow Posca pen to add yellow highlight lines as shown to give your pumpkin some more dimension.
  5. Use your light green paint pen to draw a stem on the pumpkin.
  6. Use the dark green Posca marker to add contour lines to the stem as shown and outline the edges of the stem.
  7. Use a clear spray sealer to seal the rock before hiding it outside. 
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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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