Do you know how to make rocks? I have been seeing more and more beautiful perfectly shaped painted stones. Did you know people are making their own stones for painting? I reached out to Happy Dotting Company to find out more on this amazing new trend of making stones!
How to make rocks
Whether you have a hard time finding rocks in your area, you are looking for a perfectly symmetrical stone, or you want all of your rocks to be the same, making your own rocks for crafts might just be the thing for you!
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Supplies for making your own stones
All you need to make your own rocks is a Happy Dotting Silicone Mold, in the shape of your choice and casting powder like Ultracal 30. Some alternative casting plasters include Quikrete, Dental Stone powder, Hydrocal powders. Crystacast or Herculite Stone (in UK) or Casting Plaster from Bunnings (in Australia and NZ).
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Step by step instructions for making rocks for crafts
Starting with clean molds, measure out your rock mixture according to the package provided. Each mold you receive will let you know the volume of mixture to make.
Pour mixture into the molds. Set aside and let them cure for at least 6 hours. She suggests just leaving them overnight.
Next, peel your stone out of the mold. You will still need to let them dry for 2-3 more days, depending on your climate.
There will be a center dot on the round stones that you can use to start your mandala. This can also be rubbed off with a bit of sandpaper if you wish.
You can find more information about Happy Dotting Company on the Happy Dotting Facebook Page. There is also a full video tutorial below!
Use these perfectly round rocks to paint mandalas!
Anjela, the owner of Happy Dotting Company, always admired rock painting and so she decided to give it a go! Her first attempts were horrible and frustrating. So she developed a set of tools and practiced a lot! What a difference!
That was about 3 years ago. Since then she developed Happy Dotting Company to help other inspired artists on their creative journey. She fell in love with rock painting because it was so meditative, creative, and not to mention beautiful.
Most of her rocks are ornamental and so she has them placed around her house just for the pleasure of seeing them. The delightful colors and patterns can light up an otherwise dull space like a bathroom windowsill. She often gives them as gifts (sometimes with a written message).
Video tutorial on how to make your own rocks!