Snowmen Rocks

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Here’s how to paint some cute snowman/lady rocks. Or to be politically correct should they be snow people or snowfolk rocks?

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Directions with each photo.

Steps in rock painting:

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
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I start with a sketch, I keep all my sketches in my idea book for rock painting.
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paint each side white
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add coloured hats
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use a dotting tool to add black eyes
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add eyebrows and mouth

Sometimes I use a black permanent marker to add features like eyebrows. I find marker will sometimes bleed if you directly apply a fixative. I always add a Mod Podge layer first, let dry and then add the fixative.

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add orange nose
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add painted pompom

I used paint to add the pompom and then had the idea of using actual pompoms. I used E6000 glue to fasten them on after the final coat of Mod Podge and fixative spray.

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tried adding pompoms to hats

Both sides had glossy Mod Podge added. Be sure to let the front side dry totally before turning over to apply the back coat. Once dry a fixative spray was used on both sides as well. Once again it is important to let each side dry before turning over.

I’ve made a few more and these rocks will be hidden at different locations (Presqu’ile Provincial Park, Brighton, PEC) so I want them to withstand the elements of our Canadian weather.

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.

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8 Responses

  1. Myrtle

    I love tor rocks Linda. I am interested so just have to find some good rocks starting in the spring. They look like something I could do,haha. Thanks Linda.

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