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Lion King-Inspired Painted Rocks

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

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Lion King-Inspired Painted Rocks

designed by Sonja Stevens

Show your love for all things Lion King with these bright and summery rocks, made with Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Black Tie (DA539)
  • Canary (DA514)
  • Coastal Waters (DA523)
  • Lipstick (DA506)
  • Orange Sherbet (DA510)

Other supplies

  • 1/2" flat brush
  • newspaper (or parchment paper)
  • rocks (medium sized)
  • fine tip brush

INSTRUCTIONS

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

  1. For Rock 1: Paint the surface of the rock in Orange Sherbet.
  2. Paint one half of the rock in Coastal Waters, defining the space with a wavy line.
  3. Using a fine tip paintbrush, paint a lion’s face and ears in the center using Canary.
  4. Using a fine tip paintbrush and Black Tie, paint a small triangular nose, mouth, and the lion’s mane. Use the handle end of the paintbrush dipped in Black Tie to dab on small dots for the lion's eyes.
  5. Continue using Black Tie to thicken the lion’s mane.
  6. For Rock 2: Paint the surface of the rock in Canary.
  7. Paint one third of the rock in Coastal Waters, defining the space with a wavy line.
  8. Paint the other one third of the rock in Orange Sherbet, defining the space with a wavy line.
  9. Using a fine tip paintbrush, paint a silhouette of a tree in Black Tie.
  10. Add the base of the tree and additional branches using Black Tie.
  11. For Rock 3: Paint the surface of the rock in Orange Sherbet.
  12. Using a fine tip paintbrush and Coastal Waters, paint two diagonal stripes on opposite ends.
  13. With Canary, paint a thicker diagonal line between the two other lines and a thinner line on the far end of the rock. Using the handle end of the paintbrush, add small dots of Canary to the other far end of the rock.
  14. Using a fine tip paintbrush, apply small triangle shapes in Lipstick in a line between the Canary and Coastal Waters lines.
  15. Dab on small dots in Lipstick using the handle end of the paintbrush.
  16. Using a fine tip paintbrush and Black Tie, paint some short dashes in an alternating pattern through the center of the painted rock. Also paint three thin diagonal lines throughout.
  17. Dab on smaller dots in Coastal Waters over the existing Lipstick dots as well as extra dots in Lipstick next to the Canary dots on the other end.