Friday, January 22, 2021

ROCK PAINTING TUTORIAL #3 - "Red & Orange Poppy Flowers"

Red & Orange Poppy Flowers

Hi and thank you for being here for this rock painting tutorial!

Using the stencil method I have outlined here in this blog post makes it possible for anyone to paint a flower rock.  There are many different methods that can be used, but stencils really can simplify the process.

 Poppy Stencil

Rock painting has become a very popular pastime for many people, young and old (and in between, haha!).  It's a great hobby that you can enjoy by yourself or one you can share with your family and friends.  

Below the video instructions, I have provided a list of the SUPPLIES I used in this project with links to where you can purchase them online for your convenience. 

You can also purchase most of the supplies used in this project tutorial at your local craft store like Michaels or Hobby Lobby (click on link to find store's weekly coupon).

Before you start...

For this rock art project, you will need to do a few things before you actually color your flower design after stenciling it onto the rock's surface in white paint.

Read the numbered DIRECTIONS below and then watch the videos after that.

1.    Find a rock you want to paint, making sure it's the right size and shape for your image.  Wash and dry your rock.

2.   Paint the rock with two coats of gray acrylic paint with a foam paint brush.  You can also use black acrylic paint or a dark green as well, as long as the background looks like it could be found in nature.  The gray background makes it look like slate, but a dark green background can make it look like the normal background in a flower bed in between leaves.

3.   After the background is good and dry, take your flower stencil and place it on top of the rock's surface.  Use Scotch tape to secure it to the rock so that the stencil will stay in place.

4.   Using a stencil brush and white acrylic paint, tap your image onto the dark background.  This will allow whatever color you are going to use to pop when you color over the initial image that has been stenciled in white.

5.   After the stencil design in white paint has dried, use your art pens to add color.  You can use Sharpies or Arteza Paint Pens or whatever permanent ink you desire.

6.   After your rock dries completely, spray with a weather resistant acrylic sealer at least three times, allowing it to dry in between.

  How to Stencil Poppy Flowers

PART 1 - "Adding the Flowers Using White Acrylic Paint & Stencil"

PART 2 - "Adding Color to the Flowers over the White Outline"


Supplies Sidenote:   Not all of the above products will be needed for this particular tutorial. I have linked to some supplies that I use in my rock paintings so that you can have access to some of my favorite products, but you can find most of these in your local craft store.

Here are the links to other rock painting tutorials on this blog:

ROCK PAINTING TUTORIAL #1 - A Basket of Pansies

ROCK PAINTING TUTORIAL #2 - Gardening Animals

ROCK PAINTING TUTORIAL #3 - Red & Orange Poppy Flowers

ROCK PAINTING TUTORIAL #4 - Little Boy in a Bunny Costume

ROCK PAINTING TUTORIAL #5 - Mama Bird & Chicks

ROCK PAINTING TUTORIAL #6 - Fairies & Bunny Spring Rock

ROCK PAINTING TUTORIAL #7 - Beach Bunnies Family Rock

ROCK PAINTING TUTORIAL #8 - The Candy Corn Family


ROCK PAINTING TUTORIAL #10 - Fairies & Daisies 

ROCK PAINTING TUTORIAL #11 - Strawberry Fairy Rock

ROCK PAINTING TUTORIAL #12 - Use a Coloring Book Page

ROCK PAINTING TUTORIAL #13 - Daisy Flower Rock

ROCK PAINTING TUTORIAL #14 - Stained Glass Angel Theme

ROCK PAINTING TUTORIAL #15 - Stained Glass Nativity Rock

ROCK PAINTING TUTORIAL #16 - Beautiful Peacock

ROCK PAINTING TUTORIAL #17 - Hummingbirds Rock"

Some of my PINTEREST boards that may interest my crafty friends:

Hand Painted Rocks by nancymaggielee 

Stained Glass Painting & Glass Crafts

Rock Ar

Image Transfer

Watercolor Clip Art 

Sharpie Crafts

Looking for a fun gift for someone in your life? Check out my Zazzle store... I have t-shirts, coffee mugs, Christmas ornaments, phone cases, office accessories, just to name a few!  Here's one of my ornaments....

Please visit my WEBSITES for more information about ROCK PAINTING:

Crafty Girls Rock

Hand-Painted Flower & Fairy Rocks

Hand-Painted Rocks

Painting Rocks!

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You can now buy rocks online!

You can now buy rocks online!
These are great for a rock painting party! (click on picture)