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Bright Nature-Inspired Rocks

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

Bright Nature-Inspired Rocks
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Bright Nature-Inspired Rocks

designed by Donna Bush

Make these rocks into bright works of art with Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.

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Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Apple Green (DA518)
  • Blue Bird (DA527)
  • Coastal Waters (DA523)
  • Flamingo (DA504)
  • Lemon Zest (DA513)
  • Purple Sunset (DA568)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • hot glue gun (with clear glue sticks)
  • fine point permanent marker
  • 5" x 7" canvas panel
  • branch (small)
  • small flat brush
  • pencil
  • assortment of round and flat rocks


NOTE: Wash and dry the rocks thoroughly before you start painting on them.

  1. BIRD ON A BRANCH: Paint the canvas board with Coastal Waters. Let dry.
  2. Paint the bird body and tail with Blue Bird. Let dry. Paint the bird's beak with Lemon Zest. Let dry.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Position and glue the branch on the canvas.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use a pencil to draw leaves around the branch.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Paint the leaves with Apple Green. Let dry.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Outline and add details on the bird and leaves with a permanent marker pen.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Position and glue the bird on the canvas.
    Step 6 Example
  8. TURTLE: Paint a round rock with Apple Green and pebbles with Purple Sunset. Let dry.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Use a brush handle end to make dots with Lemon Zest on the rock and two eyes on one pebble.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Use a permanent marker to add eye pupils.
  11. Assemble and glue together.
    Step 10 Example
  12. FLORAL VASE ROCK: Use a pencil to draw flower shapes on the rock.
    Step 11 Example
  13. Paint the vase section with Coastal Waters. Let dry.
    Step 12 Example
  14. Paint flowers with Flamingo, Lemon Zest, Blue Bird, and Purple Sunset. Let dry.
  15. Paint leaves with Apple Green. Let dry.
    Step 14 Example
  16. Use a black permanent marker to outline and add details.
    Step 15 Example
  17. Use a brush handle end and Flamingo to place dots on the vase area. Let dry.
    Step 16 Example