Love on the Rocks – Rock Painting Ideas

Photo Credit: Lynn Carson Gillingham

The other day I was on Facebook when I noticed that one of my friends had posted a picture of a rock she had found while out for a walk. The rock was painted blue and had the word “Dream” on it. It seems that people are painting rocks, writing various words of inspiration on them, and placing them for people to find. What a wonderful (and fun) way to spread some joy and quite possibly…make someone that you don’t even know smile. Rock painting is especially popular among kids as they enjoy searching for the rocks, as well as, painting them! If you need some rock painting ideas I suggest you check out Pinterest. However, I’m sure that if you use your imagination, you can come up with several ideas on your own.

Colorful rocks painted with fun faces!

My Rock Painting Adventure

Since I love to paint, I decided to give rock painting a try. I took a walk around my neighborhood (had to take the dog out anyway) and found ONE rock that I thought would be easy to paint. Don’t ask me why…but my neighborhood seems to be devoid of decent rocks. Since I was going to the craft store later that day, I decided to use a coupon and buy a small bag of rocks (they hardly had any flaws…and best of all, no dirt).  I know, I know…buying rocks seems to be ridiculous…but hey, I was eager to begin the painting process and I wasn’t in the mood for more rock hunting.

I was lazy and purchased these rocks from the crafts store.

When I got home, I took the rocks out of the bag and started thinking about what I wanted to paint on them. I decided to paint some paw prints (for the neighbor that loves animals) some snowmen and some flowers. I must say that painting on rocks is much more difficult then I expected it to be. However, it’s not about perfection…so I just had to go with it. After painting five rocks I decided I was done. It seems that rock painting really isn’t my thing. However, I can see how this would be the perfect craft project for kids and even teens. It’s a great way to combine art and kindness…and that’s a good thing.

My first attempt at painting rocks.

Well my crafty friends…that’s all for now! I hope you give rock painting a try…you never know…you might love it! Have you ever painted rocks before? If so, tell me about it in the comment section below. Take care…and as always, HAPPY CRAFTING! 

Americana acrylic paints are my favorite!



About Kathleen

My name is Kathleen and I love to create beautiful things!
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