I needed a break from detailed rock painting and created these colorful stones using an easy, no-drawing technique.
The only items required were a brush, some paint, masking tape, and, of course, stones.
I love to collect color palettes to inspire future rock painting projects. However, I often don't have the opportunity to try out the color combinations. (You can find beautiful color palettes here.)
This simple, rock painting technique serves many purposes:
- Method for trying out new color palettes
- Easy project to undertake after time-consuming, detailed rock painting
- Use for stones with no definitive subject in mind
- Adds colorful stones to a give-away collection
- Smooth, flat stones
- Flat brush
- Masking tape
- Acrylic paint
Step 1: Use masking tape to section off a portion of the stone
Step 2: Apply acrylic paint in your choice of color.
Step 3: Once the paint is dry (you may need 1-3 coats), carefully remove the tape.
Repeat the process for each section you wish to cover with paint.
|2 Sections have been completed|
|Geometric-painted stone with unpainted center section|
- Smooth, flat stones work best
- Limit paint colors to 2-4 hues.
- Make sure the masking tape is firmly pressed onto the stone so no paint leaks underneath.
- Pull the tape off carefully after the paint has dried.
- You may need to touch up some areas when tape is pulled off.
- When painting between sections, a thin piece of masking tape can be used to section off the area. This will minimize the risk of removing paint from a dried section.
- Embellish your geometric stones with dots, dashes, floral vines, etc.
- Leave a section of the stone unpainted
- Paint stones in flag colors of your country, sports team, etc.
- Use metallic, glitter, or other specialty paints for a different effect
- Mod Podge a saying, pretty flower, etc. onto the stone
No drawing skills. No problem. You can still have fun painting colorful rocks and stones.
|Embellished geometric-painted stones|