These sunset rocks are painted using the dot painting technique. This rock painting technique is perfect for beginners! Use a paint pen or a paintbrush, either way, this sunset project is completely doable!
I started painting rocks with my kids. But I always ended up sitting there continuing to paint for hours after the kids were done. Once we have a large batch of rocks we drive around hiding them around our area. I can imagine people finding them and them bringing a little happiness to what could be a bad day. I don’t even mind if they post them into a rock hiding group. I just hope it brings a smile to their face.
Painting sunset rocks usually is a more difficult rock painting idea. But I knew that there was an easier technique, so I created these dotted rock style sunset. I was playing around with the design of this sunset and I asked my followers on our Rock Painting 101 Facebook page to pick between two different rocks and they decided they liked a combination of the two. (my daughter said it was a sunrise rock…so it’s however you see it!)
How to do dot painting!
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If you are painting white onto a natural rock, you may need a couple coats to make the white really white. I used Posca paint pens in my tutorial, but these sunset rocks could easily be done with a paintbrush.
Make sure that your base coats are completely dry before you start adding the dots.
101 Tip!: If you run into a bump, don’t let it upset you. If your rocks are too smooth, you’re probably paying too much money for them! See the best way to buy rocks here!
I love adding dots of all sizes. I always start with the biggest size, then move onto medium-sized dots, and finish with the smallest.
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