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Out-of-This-World Painted Rocks

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

Out-of-This-World Painted Rocks
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Out-of-This-World Painted Rocks

designed by Donna Bush

Go where no man has gone before with these space rocks, painted with Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.

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Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Black Tie (DA539)
  • Cotton Ball (DA500)
  • Eggplant (DA532)
  • Silver (Metallic) (DA550)
  • True Blue (DA528)
  • Turquoise Waters (DA525)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • paper towels
  • liner brush
  • hot glue gun (with clear glue sticks)
  • chalk pencil
  • 5" x 7" canvas panel (optional)
  • old toothbrush
  • craft wire
  • small flat brush
  • medium flat brush
  • paint palette or paper plate
  • various flat rocks (see photos for shapes and sizes)


NOTE: Wash and dry all rocks completely before painting.

  1. SPACESHIP ROCK: Use a medium flat brush and Silver (Metallic) to paint an oval-shaped rock. Let dry.
  2. Use a small flat brush and Black Tie to paint circles for the windows. Let dry.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Use a liner brush and Cotton Ball to outline the windows and Black Tie for the dash lines. Let dry.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use a small flat brush and Turquoise Waters to paint the dome. Let dry.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Optional: Mount the spaceship on galaxy-painted canvas board.
    Step 4 Example
  6. GALAXY WITH PLANET ROCK: Loosely paint a flat rock with Black Tie, True Blue, and Eggplant, swirling the colors to blend slightly. Let dry.
    Step 5 Example
  7. For the planet, paint a circle with True Blue. While wet, blend Turquoise Waters on one side to highlight and deepen on the opposite side with Black Tie. Let dry.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Use a liner brush to add a Turquoise Waters line on the lighter side and a Cotton Ball ring around the planet. Let dry.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Use an old toothbrush to spatter Silver (Metallic) over the entire rock. Let dry.
    Step 8 Example
  10. ALIEN ROCK: Paint two oval-shaped flat rocks with Eggplant. Let dry.
    Step 9 Example
  11. Use a chalk pencil to draw a face on one rock.
    Step 10 Example
  12. Use a liner brush to paint the eyes and mouth with Cotton Ball. Let dry.
    Step 11 Example
  13. Use a brush handle end to dot the eyes with Turquoise Waters and then with small dots with Black Tie and Cotton Ball. Let dry.
    Step 12 Example
  14. Cut two pieces of wire. Bend or curl the wire pieces to form arms and legs. Assemble and glue on the back of the rocks.