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Painted Halloween Monster Rocks

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

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Painted Halloween Monster Rocks

designed by Sonja Stevens

Add a little whimsey to Halloween décor with these monster rocks, created with Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Apple Green (DA518)
  • Black Tie (DA539)
  • Cotton Ball (DA500)
  • Eggplant (DA532)
  • Lipstick (DA506)
  • Pumpkin Patch (DA511)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • newspaper (or parchment paper)
  • rocks (medium; with smooth surface)
  • fine tip paintbrush
  • #10 flat paintbrush

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTES: Protect the work surface with a sheet of newspaper or parchment paper. Wash the rock and let it dry completely before painting. Allow paint to fully dry between steps and when changing to a new color. Repeat with as many coats as needed to achieve desired coverage.

  1. Rock 1: Paint the surface of the rock in Pumpkin Patch.
  2. Mix equal parts of Pumpkin Patch and Cotton Ball. Use mix to paint two irregular circular shapes for the eyes and a small rounded square shape for the nose. (See photo.) Save mix for STEP EIGHT.
  3. Paint an irregular triangular shape in Lipstick for the mouth.
  4. Paint another set of smaller irregular circular shaped eyes over the light orange shapes in Cotton Ball.
  5. Paint two different sized teeth in Cotton Ball over the red mouth shape.
  6. Using the handle end of a large paintbrush, dab two different sized pupils inside the eyeballs in Black Tie.
  7. Following the shape at the bottom of each eyeball, paint thin curved lines in Lipstick.
  8. Add a long rounded rectangle over the eye in the mix from STEP TWO.
  9. Add thin intersecting lines in Lipstick to resemble stitches. (See photo.)
  10. Rock 2: Paint the surface of the rock in Eggplant.
  11. Mix equal parts of Eggplant and Cotton Ball. Using an angled fine tip paintbrush, paint a large oval shape off center on the rock for the single eye placement. Also paint a small rounded square shape for the nose. Save mix for STEP 15.
  12. Paint a thin straight line in Lipstick for the mouth.
  13. Paint another slightly smaller oval shape inside the light purple oval and one tooth in Cotton Ball.
  14. Paint a large pupil inside the eyeball in Black Tie.
  15. Add a long rounded rectangle beside the eye in the mix from STEP 11. Add thin intersecting lines in Lipstick to resemble stitches.
  16. Following the shape at the bottom of the eyeball, paint a thin curved line in Lipstick.
  17. Rock 3: Paint the surface of the rock in Apple Green.
  18. Mix equal parts of Apple Green and Cotton Ball. Using a fine tip paintbrush, paint two irregular circular shapes for the eyes and a small rounded square shape for the nose. Save mix for STEP 23.
  19. Paint an irregular upside down triangular shape for the mouth in Lipstick.
  20. With Cotton Ball, paint another set of smaller irregular circular shaped eyes over the light green shapes and three different sized teeth over the mouth.
  21. Use the handle end of a large paintbrush to dab two different sized pupils inside the eyeballs in Black Tie.
  22. Following the shape at the bottom of each eyeball, paint thin curved lines in Lipstick.
  23. Add a long boomerang shape over the eyes in the mix from STEP 18. Add thin intersecting lines in Lipstick to resemble stitches.