Kindness Rocks are everywhere these days, one even showed up in our front yard! My desire to make some went from thinking about it, to now searching Pinterest for ideas. I was getting serious. Then I found out about the NEW Plaid FolkArt 3D Indoor/Outdoor Acrylic Paints, that was it…I HAD to paint some rocks!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Plaid FolkArt 3D Indoor/Outdoor Acrylic Paint – I used the colors White, Envy, Eden, Violet, Purple and Lapis
- Rocks (Flat river rocks work best – I may or may not have “borrowed” them from some neighbors)
- Uchida DecoColor Extra Fine Marker White
There is really no right or wrong way when it comes to painting a rock, but I did start with cleaning my rock. I made the body of the dragonfly using the purple paint. Starting at the head with a large oval-ish shape that continues to get smaller and ends with a small circle or dot.
Next I added the wings using the violet paint. I used the “royal icing” method, where I outlined my wings first, then went back and filled the inside, using the tip of the bottle to help spread the paint around a little.
Using the Envy paint (darker green) I made some larger dots. Then I circled the big dot with smaller dots made with Eden (lighter green). I made a second row of slightly larger dots withe Envy and tried to place the dots between the dots of the previous row.
Next I added some Lapis (blue) flowers.
I finished the design by filling in and adding extra details with the white. (You will also notice that I added to purple dots for antennae, sorry I missed that step somewhere.)
Does your town have a kindness rocks hashtag? Do a quick search and find out. I finished my rocks with the hashtag, and the simple instructions to “keep or re-hide me”.
And now I am off to return these to their rightful homes. See I wan’t lying when I said I borrowed them.
If you make some, please share, I would love to see them.