OK. Coronavirus. Home all day. Only so much knitting and crochet you can do in a day before your fingers hurt. Let’s do something else for a change. OK? Here are some easy rock painting ideas to pass time.
Rocks as Acts of Kindness
And to create uplifting messages or fun icons for passersby your front lawn, to give to self-isolating neighbours, or to leave in a public park where people who are self-isolating can go for a short walk to get some fresh air. Your heartwarming, uplifting messages will touching anything but hearts.
So, if you like the idea of painting rocks but have only so much space in your home, paint rocks for the benefit of others. Once your rocks painted and sealed, set them in a public areas to spread goodwill. Every random act of kindness, and each of your small rocks can help people in your neighbourhood to connect and make a wonderful difference.
Easy Rock Painting Ideas – Inspirational
DIY Rocks with Inspirational Quotes
Paint a white circle along the outside of the front of the rock. On the edges, add a nice color. Cover the front center with a base black. When dried, with a white marker. write your wish, saying, famous quote or other inspirational words that suit you. You’re the best. Make great gifts, fun to have around,
Photo credit: Plaidonline
Painted Rocks with Wise Words
Painted rocks with inspirational words – words you need to hear right now.
Mandala Rock Painting Tutorial
Sometimes, wise words have to come through you, they bubble up within, while you let your mind wander, or be still and concentrated on making art. Like mandala rocks.
Rock painting artist, Elsepeth, reminds us that “Magical things happen when you let yourself be guided by intuition, inspiration, and joy“. So, I recommend that you learn to draw and paint your own. Have a go and see where it gets you.
Here’s a free tutorial to get started with mandala rock painting: learn how to draw a mandala. Start with a few of them on paper. Then, as you learn how mandalas unfold themselves, move onto rocks.
Photo credit: Elspeth McClean
Learn Mandala Rock Painting – video tutorial
Take it Further – Learn Mandala Painting Freeform
A note on painting (I am a painter, after all): White makes all the colors pop, so that’s why these mandalas in the above image by Elsepeth look so amazing. Go add some white dots to yours if they don’t look amazing yet.
Lovely DIY Hand-painted Rocks
Not ready yet to inspire others? How about you make something for YOU instead? You’re allowed.
Rock Painting Tips and Tools
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What’ you’ll need besides some plain ordinary acrylics paint for the basis, are pens and markets
- Posca Paint Pens!!! #ad These are the top of the line and thus cost a bit more. What’s so special about a Posca pen? It’s a pen with an extra-fine point. As a result, it gives you that smooth, paint-like effect. Works on all kinds of surfaces, not just rocks — on glass as well.
Other kinds of paint or pens you can use for your rock paintings include:
- OOLY Neon Liquid Chalk Pens #ad – Great on rocks, glass and chalkboards.
- Moonlight Series Gelly Roll Pens by Sakura America #ad– Use these markers directly on the rock or on top of acrylic paint. Gives bright, detailed designs.
- Artistro Extra Fine Point Paint Markers #ad
- Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen #ad – great for white designs on dark rocks
And of course, good old Sharpie Markers!!! You have those. So, don’t delay, let’s paint rocks! Start today.#ad