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Candy Corn Painted Rocks-DIY Craft Tutorial

It seems that rock painting is all the rage now. I certainly was ahead of my time and ahead of this craze. I love painting rocks, river rocks are my favorite. Gathering them is a fun family adventure we all look forward to.

Sometimes I know exactly what size and shape rocks I want. This is due to the fact, that I have a specific project in mind. Other times, I try to find rocks that inspire me.  You might not think rocks can inspire people, but they can!  I see them as a blank canvas and they speak to me…well, some of them do.

A few rocks I made for my daughter.

I can  clearly visualize the masterpiece they can become. Sometimes it is a fish, ladybug or owl, and other times it is a heart. One of my favorite projects was making rock candy corn.

The one that started it.

It was so much fun to find the shapes I needed. Since I wanted to make a candy corn family that represented ours, when I found the especially tall and thin triangular river rock, I literally squealed with delight. That rock clearly represented my son Michael, it was so easy to see. I asked my youngest sons, who were gathering rocks with me, and they wholeheartedly agreed. It was definitely Michael, no doubt about it.

A Trip to find triangular rocks.

All you need is some acrylic craft paint, paint brushes, paint markers for detail painting and ModPodge sealer. If you want you can paint your rocks white on both sides first. It will take at least 2 coats of paint to get nice coverage.

When the tri color rocks are dry, you can then add personality with the paint markers.

He reminds me of Bozo!

Use ModPodge to seal and protect your creations.

This guy makes me laugh!

Please let me know if you try this project, I would love to hear about your results.

 They needed personality, so I gave them some!!!

 


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Our Painted River Rock Creations!!! Rock Painting Tutorial

If you have been reading out blog for a while you know that I love painting river rocks that we “hunt” for along the Delaware and Beaverkill Rivers.  This year I also started picking up truck loads of huge river rocks for a landscaping project I am working on.  More on that soon.  I wanted to share some of what I have been working on so far this summer.

 

The Boys Have Loved Our Rock Collecting Trips!!!

The Boys Have Loved Our Rock Collecting Trips!!!

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Did not want to get his shirt full of paint, lol.

Did not want to get his shirt full of paint, lol.

 A few rocks I made for my daughter.

A few rocks I made for my daughter.

The one that started it.

The one that started it.

 

Yep, it was the start of...

Yep, it was the start of…

A Trip to find triangular rocks.

A Trip to find triangular rocks.

And that led to this:

They needed personality, so I gave them some!!!

They needed personality, so I gave them some!!!

He reminds me of Bozo!

He reminds me of Bozo!

This guy makes me laugh!

This guy makes me laugh!

I have a neat project I am almost done with and will show you soon, it’s a great idea for someone who loves plants but has a brown thumb.

If you want to try this, it’s easy.  Just collect your rocks, paint and seal them with Mod Podge.  I just use craft paint you can find in any craft store or even Walmart.  Also, for details you can use the Elmer’s Painter Pens.  Share with me if you try this, I would love to see your creations!


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