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Neon Painted Critter Rocks

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

Neon Painted Critter Rocks
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Neon Painted Critter Rocks

designed by Donna Bush

Add neons in Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics to rocks for stand-out critters and inspirational messages.

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Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Blue (Neon) (DA559)
  • Cotton Ball (DA500)
  • Green (Neon) (DA558)
  • Orange (Neon) (DA556)
  • Pink (Neon) (DA555)
  • Yellow (Neon) (DA557)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • liner brush
  • hot glue gun (and clear glue sticks)
  • stylus
  • large flat brush
  • black fine-point permanent marker
  • small wire cutters
  • round brush
  • chenille stem (bright blue: optional)
  • craft wire
  • small flat brush
  • pencil
  • assortment of round and flat rocks


NOTE: Wash and dry all rocks completely before painting.

  1. CATERPILLAR: Use a flat brush to paint all pebbles/rocks with Cotton Ball. Let dry.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Paint all the pebbles/rocks with Green (Neon). Let dry.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Use a round brush to dab Yellow (Neon) loosely in pebble centers. Let dry.
  4. On the largest pebble, use a round brush to paint eyes with Cotton Ball and a nose with Orange (Neon). Let dry.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Use a liner brush to paint the mouth and eye pupils Blue (Neon).
  6. Use a stylus to dot the remaining pebbles with Blue (Neon). Let dry.
  7. Assemble. Glue pebbles to chenille stem. Bend and curl a small piece of chenille stem for an antennae.
    Step 6 Example
  8. ANT: Use a large flat brush to paint rocks with Cotton Ball. Let dry and then paint with Orange (Neon). Let dry.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Use a small flat brush to stripe body with Pink (Neon). Let dry.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Use a liner brush to paint the eyes with Cotton Ball. Let dry.
  11. Use a permanent marker pen to outline the eyes and add details.
    Step 10 Example
  12. Cut three pieces of wire. Curl the ends on two pieces for arms and legs. Bend a third piece into a "V". Assemble and secure wire on back with glue.
    Step 11 Example
  13. SMILE: Use a flat brush to paint the rock with Cotton Ball. Let dry and then paint with Yellow (Neon). Let dry.
    Step 12 Example
  14. Use a pencil to write a word of choice.
    Step 13 Example
  15. Use a liner brush and Pink (Neon) to paint the letters. Let dry.
    Step 14 Example
  16. Use a brush handle end to dot the first letter with Orange (Neon). Let dry.
    Step 15 Example