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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!
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.
How to Paint a Broken Rock Heart Step-by-Step
Below you will find step by step images on how to paint this design. There is a full video tutorial after if you are looking for more details or tips!
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.
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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I hope you have a chance to try this painting tutorial! Take a minute and pin it to share and save it for later!