For Canada Day this year I painted some Canadian flag rocks. Some will be hidden when we go for our daycations and of course some will take a prominent place in the garden.
I made a small template of a maple leaf to trace onto some rocks that were painted white. And then added red stripes on each side of the rock.
Steps in rock painting:
- wash/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
Another painted Canadian flag I made a long time ago used 3 flat pieces of rock.
Your flag size is only limited by the size of the stones you use. How about using three patio stones? or a lot of little ones.
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I also updated my version of a trillium rock, and added the word Ontario to it. The original ones were painted to take on a trip to Victoria, British Columbia and hide.
Another Canadian project I finished off in time to display on Canada Day was a spoon chime made with all the souvenir spoons I have from across Canada.
Make a bit of Canadian flag whimsy by following these directions.
I hide lots of my rocks. They are for you to keep or rehide. You can even take a photo and share it with me or the Facebook group mentioned on the back of the rock. Please sign here or use the contact form if you see/find/keep/rehide one of them. Thanks in advance. I love knowing if my rocks are found and where they end up.
Be sure to have a look at my rock projects and see all the other types of rocks I’ve painted.
Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian friends.
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