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Santa's Helpers Painted Christmas Rocks

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

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Santa's Helpers Painted Christmas Rocks

designed by Sonja Stevens

Create rocks of Santa and his helpers using Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Apple Green (DA518)
  • Black Tie (DA539)
  • Canary (DA514)
  • Cocoa Bean (DA535)
  • Cotton Ball (DA500)
  • Lipstick (DA506)
  • Pumpkin Patch (DA511)

Other supplies

  • rocks
  • small acrylic paint brushes, assorted sizes and shapes (with fine tips for detailed work)
  • newspaper or dropcloth

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Wash the rock and let it 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. For Santa: Mix Cotton Ball with Cocoa Bean 2:1 and use the mix to paint a circle onto the center of the rock.
  2. For Santa: Paint the beard, hair, and bottom band of the hat in Cotton Ball.
  3. For Santa: Paint the hat in Lipstick.
  4. For Santa: Mix Cotton Ball with a small amount of Black Tie. Use mix to paint Santa’s mustache and for shading on his beard.
  5. For Santa: Mix Cocoa Bean with a small amount of Cotton Ball. Use mix to paint a small circle for the nose. Paint the eyes, eyebrows, and a pompom in Cotton Ball.
  6. For Santa: Mix Lipstick with a small amount of Cotton Ball and use to paint the mouth. Using a very fine tip brush, dip the paintbrush in Black Tie and add small dots for the eyes.
  7. For the elf: Mix Cotton Ball with Cocoa Bean 2:1 and use mix to paint an oval with pointy ears. (See photo.)
  8. For the elf: Paint the hair in Pumpkin Patch. Mix Cocoa Bean with a small amount of Cotton Ball and use the mix to paint a circle for the nose and ovals for the inner ears.
  9. For the elf: Paint two circles for the eyes and the bottom band of the hat in Cotton Ball.
  10. For the elf: Using a very fine tip paintbrush, paint the mouth in Lipstick.
  11. For the elf: Paint the hat in Apple Green and add a small jingle bell to the bottom of the hat in Canary.
  12. For the elf: Paint two small circles for the eyes in Black Tie.
  13. For the reindeer: Paint an oval onto the lower half of the rock in Cocoa Bean.
  14. For the reindeer: Paint another oval for the reindeer's nose in Black Tie toward the bottom of the rock. (See photo.)
  15. For the reindeer: Paint two small ovals for the reindeer's eyes in Cotton Ball. Add two reindeer ears in Cocoa Bean. (See photo.)
  16. For the reindeer: Mix Cocoa Bean with Black Tie 2:1; use mix to paint antlers to the upper half of the rock.
  17. For the reindeer: Using a very fine tip brush, dip the paintbrush in Black Tie and add small dots to eyes. Add a small oval to the top of the reindeer's nose in Cotton Ball and two additional dots on the eyes.