How to Make a Fish Painted Rock


This easy fish painted rock craft tutorial is a fun way to get started with stone painting!

This fish rock painting project is great for beginners because it combines easy painting techniques with the ease of drawing with a pen. 

The FolkArt Glitterific paint gives your fish painted rock an extra punch and really takes it to the next level! I love the look of glittery scales!

In this fish painted rock tutorial you will learn how to:
  • Use ColorShift paint to create a cool water background on your painted stone
  • Draw an easy fish painting with Posca paint markers
  • Add cool glitter effect to the fish's scales with FolkArt Glitterific paint
  • Paint cute kawaii eyes on your fish rock




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Easy Fish Painted Rock Tutorial

Fish painted rock with glitter scales


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Video: Easy Fish Painted Rock Tutorial

This easy stone painting tutorial shows you how to paint a fish on a rock and give it a special detail on the scales. If the video does not play in the space right below this paragraph, view it on the I Love Painted Rocks YouTube Channel instead.

Fish Painted Rock Step 1:

Squeeze a small amount of ColorShift paint in Aqua Flash onto your clean rock.

(Not sure where to find rocks to paint? Get my guide to where to get rocks for painting)

Use short strokes to work the paint into the small cracks and exclusions in the rock's surface. Then use long smooth strokes to smooth the paint across the surface of the rock.

Allow the paint to dry to the touch before moving on to step 2.


Fish Painted Rock Step 2:


Use the black posca pen to draw the fish onto the surface of the rock.

Watch the I Love Painted Rocks fish painted rock video to follow along and get directions for drawing a fish onto your rock.

Fish Painted Rock Step 3:

Use Colorshift paint in Blue Violet Flash to fill in the body, tail, fins and lips on your fish.

Allow to dry to the touch.

Fish Painted Rock Step 4:

Use a stiff paintbrush to apply Glitterific paint to the body of your fish.

Glitterific paint is a multi-particle-size glitter paint. It's a little different from traditional paint as it is very thick and really needs to be manipulated and pushed around to get the glitter pieces just where you want them.

Once you have the glitter in place how you like it, allow it to dry.

Due to the unique formula of this paint, Glitterific paint can take up to 12 hours to completely dry (and sometimes longer if you applied it very thickly or if you live in a very humid area).

Fish Painted Rock Step 5: 

Once the Glitterific paint is dry, come back with your black posca pen again to draw the scales on your fish.

I used large scales for my fish painted rock so that the glitter really shows through and does the work of creating beautiful scales. Follow along in the fish painted rock video to see how I did it!

While you have your pen out, add details to the fins and tail on your fish. How to do that is also shown in the video.

Fish Painted Rock Step 6:

We're almost done! Add highlight dots to the eye of your fish by adding one large and one small white dot to the eye.

If you want to add bubbles to your fish rock, use the white pen to add dots for bubbles where you'd like them.

If desired, you can outline the bubbles or add an accent part with a very thin black paint pen.

Fish Painted Rock Step 7: 

Allow the rock to dry completely before sealing with 2-3 coats of spray sealer.

Get more information on how to properly seal glitter on painted rocks here.

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Fish painted rock with glitter scales



How to Make a Fish Painted Rock Step-by-Step



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How to Make a Fish Painted Rock

Yield: 1 rock
Author: Carissa Bonham
Estimated cost: $5
This fish rock painting project is great for beginners because it combines easy painting techniques with the ease of drawing with a pen. In this fish painted rock tutorial you will learn how to use ColorShift paint, draw an easy fish painting with Posca paint markers, add cool glitter effect to the fish's scales with FolkArt Glitterific paint and paint cute kawaii eyes on your fish rock.

materials:

  • Smooth Rock
  • FolkArt Colorshift paint in Aqua Flash
  • FolkArt Colorshift paint in Blue Violet Flash
  • Black, extra fine tip Posca paint pen
  • White Posca Pen
  • Glitterific paint in Princess or any of the other purple shades
  • Clear spray sealer

tools:

  • Paintbrushes

steps:

  1. Squeeze a small amount of ColorShift paint in Aqua Flash onto your clean rock.
  2. Use short strokes to work the paint into the small cracks and exclusions in the rock's surface. Then use long smooth strokes to smooth the paint across the surface of the rock.
  3. Allow the paint to dry to the touch before moving on to the next step.
  4. Use the black posca pen to draw the fish onto the surface of the rock. (Watch the I Love Painted Rocks fish painted rock video to follow along and get directions for drawing a fish onto your rock.)
  5. Use Colorshift paint in Blue Violet Flash to fill in the body, tail, fins and lips on your fish.
  6. Allow paint to dry to the touch.
  7. Use a stiff paintbrush to apply Glitterific paint to the body of your fish. Once you have the glitter in place how you like it, allow it to dry. (expect 12-24 hours to dry completely!)
  8. When the Glitterific paint is dry, come back with your black posca pen again to draw the scales on your fish as well as details to the fins and tail on your fish. (you can see how to do that in the video).
  9. Add highlight dots to the eye of your fish by adding one large and one small white dot to the eye.
  10. If you want to add bubbles to your fish rock, use the white pen to add dots for bubbles where you'd like them. If desired, you can outline the bubbles or add an accent part with a very thin black paint pen.
  11. Allow the rock to dry completely before sealing with 2-3 coats of spray sealer.
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July 2019 Craft Lightning!
The week of July 14, 2019 more than thirty four other craft bloggers are publishing rock painting tutorials that will take you less than 15 minutes to paint (not counting drying time).

Yesterday, we started a little slow with projects and two blogs but come back tomorrow to see more!





About the Author:

Carissa Bonham is a lifelong crafter and award-winning online content creator. She creates craft tutorials for both I Love Painted Rocks and Creative Green Living

Portland, Oregon locals can watch her as a monthly guest expert on KATU Afternoon Live. You can also watch her paint rocks on the I Love Painted Rocks YouTube channel.

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