How to Paint on Rocks

November 10, 2019

When you paint on rocks you will want paint that will stick to a variety fo surfaces, be able to cope with different weather conditions and to to have a high pigment so that it won't need too many coats. Acrylic paint is ideal for this.

There are a variety of paints and tools you can use. The option of paint pens can be great for rocks for finer details.

Paints to use:

  • acrylic paint
  • acrylic patio paint
  • Martha Acrylic Paint
  • Posca paint marker pens
  • Pigma Micron Fine Line - for fine outlines
  • POSCA Black & White - Fine to Medium Set - for outlines
  • Metallic Markers Glitter Paint Pen Calligraphy Brush Pens
  • Paint brushes suitable for acrylic paints, include some fine ones for the details!
  • Water base glue sealer or acrylic varnish to seal it (optional for longevity and out door use)

Ideas for rock painting:

  • paint a base layer for extra va va voomf
  • patterns, lines, dots, dashes, swirls, shapes
  • numbers
  • letters
  • words
  • tiny houses
  • hearts
  • mandalas
  • rainbows
  • quotes and words of inspiration
  • ladybirds
  • dots with earbuds or erasers on end of pencils

The ideas are endless, have a search for 'rock painting' on Pinterest to get lost in awesome rock art!

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