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Around the Christmas Tree Painted Rocks

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

Around the Christmas Tree Painted Rocks
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Around the Christmas Tree Painted Rocks

designed by Sonja Stevens

Bring the painted rock craze into your holidays with Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.

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Learn more about Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.

SUPPLIES

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Black Tie (DA539)
  • Canary (DA514)
  • Cocoa Bean (DA535)
  • Cotton Ball (DA500)
  • Lipstick (DA506)
  • Turf Green (DA520)

Other supplies

  • rocks
  • small acrylic paint brushes, assorted sizes and shapes (with fine tips for detailed work)
  • newspaper or dropcloth

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Wash the rock and let it dry completely before painting. Protect the work surface with a sheet of newspaper. Allow paint to fully dry between steps and when changing to a new color. Repeat each step as needed for additional coverage.

  1. For the gift box: Paint a 3D-shaped box onto the center of the rock in Cotton Ball. Mix Cotton Ball with a small amount of Black Tie; use the mix to shade the top and sides of the gift box. (See photo.)
    Step 0 Example
  2. For the gift box: Paint loops for the bow on the top of the gift box in Lipstick. Paint stripes for the ribbon in Lipstick.
    Step 1 Example
  3. For the gift box: Using a fine tip paintbrush, add an outline to the 3D box in Black Tie.
    Step 2 Example
  4. For the gift box: Paint a narrow stripe along the center of the red stripes in Turf Green.
    Step 3 Example
  5. For the stocking: Paint a sock shape onto the center of the rock in Lipstick.
    Step 4 Example
  6. For the stocking: Paint semi-circles onto the heel and foot areas in Cotton Ball and paint narrow stripes and a top cuff in Turf Green.
    Step 5 Example
  7. For the stocking: Paint a small loop at the upper right corner in Lipstick and using a fine tip paintbrush, add small stitch lines on heel and toe in Black Tie.
    Step 6 Example
  8. For the tree: Paint an evergreen tree shape onto the center of the rock in Turf Green.
    Step 7 Example
  9. For the tree: Paint a rectangular tree stump in Cocoa Bean. Paint a small star on top of the tree in Canary.
    Step 8 Example
  10. For the tree: Using a very fine tip brush, dip the paintbrush in Lipstick and randomly add small dots throughout. Repeat in Cotton Ball.
    Step 9 Example
  11. For the tree: Mix Turf Green with Black Tie 2:1 and use the mix to add shading to the tree. (See photo.)
    Step 10 Example