Lori here today on the blog. My daughter and I faux painted rocks to hide. The concept of the rocks is to paint rocks and hide them for others to find.
The painted rock craze has just started to show up around our area. I don’t paint very well especially on rocks so we decoupaged colored images onto our rocks.
The rocks were first completely painted with light colored acrylic paint, then with a natural sponge blue, pink and purple acrylic paint was sponged on each of the painted rocks. My daughter did a great job with the painting of the rocks.
While the rocks were drying I used my stamping tool to stamp each of the images onto white tissue paper with a water proof ink.
Using Prisma colored pencils I colored each image carefully so I didn’t rip the tissue paper.
With the coloring complete I carefully tore the extra tissue paper from around the images until they would fit perfectly on the rocks.
Using a matte decoupage glue I glued the images to the rocks adding at least 3 layers of the glue.
I taped a piece of tissue paper onto cardstock which I then ran through my laser printer, printing out this info “This painted rock was hidden for you to find & keep. Painted by Tabitha and Lori. contact us here email@example.com. Stamps used by artneko.com” I decoupaged this onto the bottom of the rocks.
Once the decoupage glue was dry, I sprayed all the rocks with a waterproof non yellowing lacquer. The rocks are ready for hiding!
I really hope whoever finds these pretty rocks contacts us at the special email I created just for the rocks. For a detailed process video of how I created these rocks click HERE. Have a great week! Happy Monday!