STRAWBERRY PAINTED ROCKS.

SWEET STRAWBERRY PAINTED ROCKS

There’s no shortage of inspiration for rock painting, from ladybug painted rocks to rock bees to daisy painted rocks and grape hyacinth painted rocks, you’ll always have creative ideas for painting on rocks. These strawberry painted rocks have been on my to-do craft list for some time.

Painted rocks look adorable scattered around the garden or throughout your home. This particular acrylic paint is very durable in all types of extreme weather so you can keep them outdoors all year long without a protective top coat. I personally have several throughout my garden and home that are such a treat to look at, such as these painted shark rocks and these mandala inspired painted heart rocks.

MATERIALS NEEDED

Rocks, small, size can range from ½” to 1 ¼” (strawberries come in all different shapes and sizes after all!)
Decoart Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint in Lipstick, Black Tie, School Bus, Apple Green and Turf Green
Paint brushes, one flat tip brush, and one fine tip brush
Toothpicks

INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING STRAWBERRY PAINTED ROCKS

Wash and dry rocks before painting. Lay down a sheet of newspaper or wax paper to protect your surface from paint.

Using a flat tip paint brush, paint the entire surface of the rocks in Lipstick red. Leave them to dry and then repeat with another coat for full coverage. Here’s a little tip: it works best to paint one side at a time so the painted side doesn’t stick to your surface.

Using a toothpick, dip one end in Black Tie acrylic paint color and add small vertical dashes all over the red painted rock. Continue dipping the end of the toothpick in paint between each dash and be sure to maintain the same direction of the dashes on both sides. Leave to dry.

Follow up with the tooth pick dipped in School Bus yellow acrylic paint color over top of all the black dashes. Leave to dry.

Using a fine tip paint brush, dip your brush in Apple Green acrylic paint and paint the foliage to each strawberry. It’s a little like giving each strawberry a little hairstyle with bangs…so much fun! It works best to paint one side at a time so the painted side doesn’t stick to your surface. Leave them to dry and then repeat with another coat if needed.

And lastly, dip your fine tip paint brush in Turf Green and paint another shade of green over parts of the Apple Green foliage. Leave to dry before using your strawberry rocks.

These little strawberry painted rocks look so sweet…and realistic, hopefully, nobody tries taking a bite out of one!

Now you have cute strawberry painted rocks to lay throughout your garden, or to hide in public places for others to find and enjoy!

Strawberry Painted Rocks

Supplies

Rocks, small sized ranging 1/2″ to 1 1/4″ long
Decoart Americana Multi Surface Satin Acrylic Paint in Lipstick
Decoart Americana Multi Surface Satin Acrylic Paint in Black Tie
Decoart Americana Multi Surface Satin Acrylic Paint in School Bus
Decoart Americana Multi Surface Satin Acrylic Paint in Turf Green
Decoart Americana Multi Surface Satin Acrylic Paint in Apple Green
Paint brush, flat tip and fine tip

Instructions

Paint the entire surface of the rock in Lipstick red.
Using a toothpick, dip one end in Black Tie paint and add small vertical dashes all over.
Repeat with smaller dashes over the black using School Bus yellow.
Paint the foliage to the top of each strawberry in Turf Green.
Paint another layer of foliage over top in Apple Green.
Toothpick

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