Keep on Rockin’

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I’m not off my “rock”er … well not yet anyway!

My rock painting continues with bees, ladybugs, houses, ewes, and minions, plus more. Even though I haven’t been out hiding as frequently I’m still getting out to a few places.

It was fun to paint different bee rocks.

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painting bee rocks

Our weather has been really hot, with thunder storms tossed in. So I thought a few rocks with positive message would be nice. I do love to add googly eyes to some of my rocks.

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Steps in rock painting:

  • clean the rocks
  • paint each side of the rock, (this is my choice but not necessary), sometimes the natural rock is really pretty
  • let dry thoroughly before turning over
  • add your details, let dry
  • add a Mod Podge gloss layer, (again this is my personal choice), let dry before doing the other side
  • you can add a second Mod Podge gloss layer if you wish
  • let dry
  • spray with a fixative, sealant, or a varnish
  • let dry completely before turning over, the longer you let it dry the better the finish will be
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stay positive

I had lots of fun painting some minion rocks. Like most of my projects it starts with a sketch, then the background painting, some pencil drawing, and then adding details.

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minion rocks

All rocks get a coating of mod podge and then get sprayed with a fixative. On the back is printed the name of the rock group and my own name.

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minion rocks

The ewe-nique rock matches the crafty side of me with my love of yarn projects. If only sheep came in all different colours of yarn!

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be ewe-nique

I belong to different rock groups and love to hide my rocks when we are out and about in the Quinte area. I’d love to hear if you you find one.

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rock houses
painting rock houses at craftygardener.ca

My collection of rock houses has increased. The top three were for a gift and the bottom three were added to Rockville.

Are you a rock painter? If you aren’t you should give it a try and leave them around your home town. They will brighten up people’s faces when they find them. And in these trying times we all need a reason to smile.

I hope you take a minute to leave a comment so I know you have visited.

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Be sure to have a look at my rock projects and see all the other types of rocks I’ve painted.

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11 Responses

  1. hetty gruener

    Thanks for the rock tips. Your rocks really rock! For now my rocks have had to stay inside. I have to get some Mod Podge and some sealant first.

  2. Lorrie

    Fun rocks! I especially like the bees. I find painted rocks when I go walking, but I leave them for others to find and enjoy.

    • Crafty Gardener

      I usually rehide any rocks I find while out walking so that others can find them too. Enjoy the last of your days off before school returns.

  3. Vondean Erickson

    Linda,
    Such a fun hobby. If I was back in Iowa I am sure I could find a lot of rocks by the river.
    I do not see any rocks around my house out here. Should go up in the mountain by my house. Too hot for a hike today. It is 10:25 and 89 degrees.

    Take care
    Vondean

  4. Linda

    I love these they are so cute, you must have a very steady hand Linda, mine always look a bit of a mess nowhere as perfect as yours, I love the sheep it’s perfect for us crafty people. xx

    • Crafty Gardener

      Hi Linda, yes it would be perfect to have sheep in multi colours. My afghan is coming along, doing a bit of work each night on it. Have a lovely day.

  5. Jeannie

    I love how you have painted your rocks. They are so cute. My yard is full of rocks and I should do something fun instead of weeding.
    Jeannie@GetMeToTheCountry

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