Every time I grab my acrylics for pour painting rocks I get so excited! I just love that every single pour painted rock is different and unique. They make excellent base coats for kindness rocks and they can be done so many ways!
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Now there are 2 parts to this fall rock painting tutorial. First, you have to get your pour done. Second you have to do your designs on top.
Supplies for Pour Painting on Rocks
For this basic pour I am using DecoArt acrylic paints. Floetrol as my pour agent (more on that later). My decorating is being done with a 1M Posca extra fine tip pen.
Pour Painting on Rocks
Below you will find step by step images on how to create this design. There is a full video tutorial after if you are looking for more details or tips!
Start by getting your paints right. I mix up a bit of each color and a large amount of white. I use my white over and over again and save it in a mason jar. To mix the paints start with about 50:50 paint to Floetrol. You can make a DIY Floetrol using 50:50 white glue and water. Once mixed you can add a small amount of water if needed. You are looking for a warm honey consistency. I pour a base of white and catch the run off to save for later.
Now stack up your colors. I use a little medicine cup for this. Go back and forth between colors. Then just pour! I work on a cookie cooling rack so I can lift and tilt the paint a bit if needed. Let them sit to drip off a bit then carefully move them to parchment paper. They will dry to the touch on the sides first. Once they do I will nudge them a bit on the paper so the bottoms don’t end up with a lip paint.
Autumn Colors Pour Painting Video
See it start to finish in this video! I place hearts on these stones. Below I will give more details on the hand-lettering designs above!
Step-by-Step Autumn Kindness Rock Designs
In the video above I finished up with simple hearts. Below I am sharing a few word rock ideas, a pumpkin, and a few tips to create them. When creating word rocks if you would like a hand-lettering look start by writing your words in a cursive manor. You can get more fancy, but we are keeping it 101 here! I like to do 2 font styles on most rocks. Next, go back over your cursive word except when you have a downward stroke make that line thicker.
The more you use this technique the better you will get. I still have a long ways to go! But, this tip has helped me a lot so I thought I would share. Last is a cute little sketch style pumpkin. Just to show you that your lines don’t have to be perfect to make a fun design!
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