I can’t believe it’s June already. The calendar may say June, but the weather here in Chicago hasn’t felt much like it. On a gloomy and unseasonably cold day last week, my friend and I seized the day with some rock painting. It was the perfect project for the day and now (on a much warmer day) I’m enjoying our newly painted rocks out in the garden.
Thankfully, I didn’t have to travel far for my rock painting supplies. The only trip I made was to my craft closet! I had a few rocks in there that I’ve been hoarding for years. I believe I picked them up at the dollar store way back when. Feel free to just grab some from the yard too! I also gathered up an assortment of my favorite FolkArt Multi Surface Satin Acrylic paints and brushes. These paints are perfect for outdoor projects.
The FolkArt Multi Surface Satin Acrylic paints we used take 21 days to fully cure by air drying. Since I wanted to get my rocks outside as soon as possible, I used Mod Podge Ultra to help seal and protect them. If you haven’t used Mod Podge Ultra yet, I highly recommend it. It’s spray on and doesn’t leave any brush strokes! Plus, it can be used on a multitude of surfaces, like this Modern Rustic 3D Wood Wall Art project.
This wasn’t my first time painting rocks. I painted these Ladybug Rocks years ago and every summer since then they have lived in my garden.
My Facebook friend, Vickie Williams, painted this rock of me using the above photo as her guide. She gifted it to me and I absolutely treasure it. Handmade gifts are wonderful. Paint a rock for someone you love or leave a painted rock somewhere for a stranger to find. Either way, you are sure to brighten someones day.
Awesome fun and creativity !
Awesome fun and creativity, Mark! You must dream in color!
I love painting. It is very relaxing to me.All my friends have rocks I’ve painted for them.Then their friends want rocks.So I stay busy painting.
I love that. Rock painting is so much fun!