Once you see how to paint a broken rock design your imagination can run wild!! We have done a broken rainbow design and a broken word rock design as well!

how to paint a broken rock heart

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I have a major obsession with creating painted heart designs. They are great to hide around town and that is what I do with my stones most. So creating this illusion of the heart coming from a broken stone was a lot of fun for me to do! It’s amazing what some simple shading can do and I have so great beginner tips for you!

broken rock heart tutorial

Supplies to Paint a Broken Heart Rock

For this stone I used white acrylic under my neon pink so that I wouldn’t need 2 coats. It actually created a beautiful look where the pink was not just a flat color. I also used my black 1M (extra fine tip) paint pen. A small paint brush and water for the shading.

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How to Paint a Broken Rock Heart Step-by-Step

Below you will find step by step images on how to paint this rock. There is a full video tutorial after if you are looking for more details or tips to create this design!

Start by sketching your heart onto your rock. You will want to make it a more rigid heart. The round edges should be broken into some straight lines with angles. Fill in this heart white. Next, working from any of the points create cracks. Using Y and V shapes let the rock bump you along so that your lines aren’t too straight.

broken rock heart step-by-step tutorial

Thicken the cracks where they are closer to your heart. Fill the heart in with what ever color you like. I used a neon pink. Last, you need to add your shadow. This really helps your heart pop! Using a damp brush work back and forth with placing some dots of black with your paint pen. Then blending with your brush.

Heart Shaped Broken Rock Video Tutorial

This is one of those stones you might need to see it in motion… at least the shading portion!

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