Remember in my rock painting post last week I put some white-painted rocks aside for another project?
Well one of them got turned into this…
I was trying to duplicate something I’d seen on Pinterest. I might not have used the best shaped rock, but it still looks pretty cute. At least in my opinion. Here’s the inspiration image.
The other one that I put aside was going to be one of these (also found on Pinterest)…
We all know I love monsters, and I’m a sucker for googly eyes. I went back to the poster paint, picking purple this time. I used a stiff tool to apply the paint and it came out really blobby. Not so bad for a monster though. It adds texture.
I had squeezed out quite a bit of purple paint, and there was a lot left. So I decided to have another go. Months ago I bought a pack of rocks from Amazon, for future rock painting fun.
These are nice and smooth, and I didn’t do a base coat. I just tried applying the paint. It was very blobby again. I tried smoothing it with an actual brush, but failed.
I knew that applying the paint so thicky was gonna make it really hard to get a smooth look. But I also knew that it’d take several layers of thin paint, and I’m impatient. I was curious as to how many layers though. So I picked out a broken rock to use as a tester.
For some reason I don’t have a finished picture, but it took about 4 layers to get a smooth coverage in the end.
Back to the monsters. They both needed a bit of touching up, and I had to fix the teeth on the first one. I added a fang to the second monster, lined some mouths, and got out the googly eyes.
I gave the paint pen a second chance, thinking that maybe using it directly on one of the smooth new rocks would be easier. It was, but I probably shouldn’t have used the practically dead paint pen.