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Decorated stones and rocks are extremely easy to create if you are a beginner at arts and crafts. This is why it has become one of the most popular crafts amongst both children and adults.
finding smooth rocks
You can find most rocks for craft from rivers, beaches, and forests. You must make sure the natural environment from which the rocks are collected is not protected and that it is not illegal.
BEST TYPE OF
PAINT TO USE
The best type of paint you can use is either acrylic paint or craft paint. Acrylic paints tend to dry with a glossy, vibrant finish, and craft paints often dry with a flat, matte finish.
PENS TO USE
Acrylic markers and pens are great options for people who enjoy working with a tool that has more control and consistency.
Another option for beginners is to purchase a rock painting kit. This often includes the perfect variety of rocks, paints, pens and brushes, palettes, stickers, and other accessories.
Deeply rinse and wash all of the dirt and residue off the surface of your rocks. You can use a toothbrush and lukewarm water to get into the finer cracks if it is muddy.
prime your rocks
Wall paint or a spray primer of your choice, will work well to fill these gaps and holes to provide a clean, smooth working surface.
Trace the outline of your rock onto a piece of paper. Next, perfect and plan your design onto the piece of paper by simplifying things using geometric shapes, patterns, and silhouettes.
Gather all the materials and tools needed for creating your design. It is recommended to wear an apron or clothes that can get a bit messy.
Pour your selected paints into a palette, or onto a plate if you do not have a painting palette. It is important to separate colors in your palette according to how you plan to use and mix them.
Begin by painting in your first layer using one color only. As you work through sections of your design, ensure that the layers have dried properly before adding the next layer of color.
Make sure that the final layers of paint are completely dry to avoid any smearing and begin sealing your rock with a spray or a UV-resistant sealant.
Once your coat of varnish has dried properly, you can go ahead and display your artwork indoors or outdoors, on shelves and tables, gift them to someone, or hide them somewhere for a stranger to find.
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