Sunday, July 25, 2010

Craft Academy - Painted Rocks

Our fifth Craft Academy project was painted rocks.  It's a fun and simple little project.  The hardest part (believe it or not) was finding big rocks to paint!  Who knew they would be so hard to find???   I really don't have any big rocks around my house and I couldn't find any to buy unless I bought a huge bag so I gave in and bought some small rocks at the craft store.

It was very difficult to cut such a tiny pattern out of tape so my first attempt didn't go so well.  I think I was using too much paint so it went through the tape.

I had already painted a rock white when I was doing my first set of rocks, but since the stencils weren't working I decided to just make a little circle with my paint brush and make a flower.  It's not very good but I just wanted to put something on the rock so it didn't get wasted.  This was a five second painting.  ;-)

Don't worry.  I did a little better on the second attempt.  :-)  I ended up cutting the patterns out of cardstock and using a sponge brush instead of a regular brush. That seemed to work a little bit better on the smaller rocks. I will have to try the tape stencils again later if I have larger rocks.

I did find one really big rock at the last minute that was the perfect shape for a longhorn stencil.  So, I cut a stencil out of carstock and painted it.  I think it turned out pretty good.

I think this would be a good project for decorations in a flower bed or in the yard.  That's where my rocks will live.  :-)


Anonymous said...

Looks great Marci.


Velma said...

love them and Hook 'Em Horns!!!

Missy said...

These look really cute! Thanks for your really sweet comment on Elsie's giveaway! I really hope you win all the prizes! It looks like such a fantastic stash!!

Love Missy