Rock painting can be taken to a whole new level when you use specialty acrylic paints.
Here's how I used five, different types of specialty acrylics on my painted rocks.
Glow in the dark
Metallics are one of my favorite specialty acrylic paints because I can use them on so many projects. In addition to gold, silver and copper, metallics are also available in many brilliant colors such as the Emerald green and Topaz blue I used for the owls below.
Patio or Garden
Yard & Garden paint (also called Patio Paints) are specially formulated for outdoor use. This gnome home was painted using these specialty acrylics. I would still recommend you "seal" the painted stone if it will be kept outdoors.
These are just a few of the many specialty paints available. Be creative, experiment, and try some for yourself. Most important of all - have fun!
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