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Brightly Painted Zinnia Flower Rocks

Americana® Acrylics

Brightly Painted Zinnia Flower Rocks
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Brightly Painted Zinnia Flower Rocks

designed by Sonja Stevens

These rocks, painted with Americana® Acrylics, are bright, fun to make, and perfect to decorate the garden.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Acrylics

  • Lamp (Ebony) Black (DAO67)
  • Lilac Meadow (DA367)
  • Magenta (DA368)
  • Summer Squash (DA363)

Other supplies

  • newspaper
  • rocks
  • paintbrushes (including a small fine tip brush)

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Wash the rocks and let them 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. Zinnia 1: Mix Lilac Meadow with a small amount of Lamp Black. Use to paint a small dot in the center of the rock.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Zinnia 1: Paint four long petals in Lilac Meadow on opposite sides.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Zinnia 1: Paint another four long petals in Lilac Meadow.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Zinnia 1: Paint the last four petals in Lilac Meadow (a total of 12 petals; see photo).
    Step 3 Example
  5. Zinnia 1: Using the tip of a fine tip paintbrush and Summer Squash, add small dots around the edges of the middle circle.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Zinnia 1: Continue to work around the circle for about three rows or until you achieve the desired look.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Zinnia 2: Mix Summer Squash with a small amount of Lamp Black. Use to paint a small dot in the center of the rock.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Zinnia 2: Paint 12 petals in Summer Squash as instructed for the first zinnia flower (STEPS 2-4).
    Step 7 Example
  9. Zinnia 2: Paint the lower half of each petal in Magenta.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Zinnia 2: Using the tip of a fine tip paintbrush and Summer Squash, add small dots around the center dot. Continue to work around in a circle for about three rows or until you achieve the desired look.
    Step 9 Example
  11. Zinnia 3: Mix Magenta with a small amount of Lamp Black. Use to paint a small dot in the center of the rock.
    Step 10 Example
  12. Zinnia 3: Paint 12 petals in Magenta as instructed for the first zinnia flower (STEPS 2-4).
    Step 11 Example
  13. Zinnia 3: Using the tip of a fine tip paintbrush and Summer Squash, add small dots around the center dot. Continue to work around in a circle for about three rows or until you achieve the desired look.
    Step 12 Example