Thursday, December 2, 2021

ROCK PAINTING TUTORIAL #9 - Daffodils Rock - "Learn How to Trace & Paint Flowers onto a Rock"

Hi there and thank you for your interest in this rock painting tutorial.  I hope you will find it fun and informative.

To make the rock pictured above I used a book called Trace & Paint Flowers (click to view on Amazon) which I purchased at my local Hobby Lobby craft store.

This wonderful book comes with 15 easy to follow projects along with 18 flower image pullouts you can use to trace and paint onto whatever canvas you like.  Click the link below the picture to see inside of this book...

Trace & Paint Flowers

(Click picture or link above to learn more)

If you would like to make a rock like the one in this tutorial, just follow the DIRECTIONS as outlined below on this page.

The daffodils rock pictured at the top of this page is fairly large - approximately 18" high by 14" across at the widest points.  I purchased the rock at a stone center near my home.

Most towns have a stone center nearby.  A stone center is a great place to find large triangular shaped rocks to paint flowers onto because they usually have a pile of rocks that are broken which they will usually sell to the public at a discounted rate.

If you would like to find a stone center near you, then you can read this article to learn all about where to purchase rocks to paint on.   Wear gloves and long pants so you don't hurt yourself as you go through the rock piles in your search.

Just as a side note, you can also purchase rocks that are ready to be painted on Amazon now.  The rocks you can purchase online are smaller than the ones you can find in a stone center.  Click the link under the picture below to learn more...

Blank rocks ready to paint
available on Amazon

For this particular large daffodil rock painting project, the rocks pictured above are too small, but they are great for smaller painted rock projects like the one pictured here...


Paint your rock with two coats of white acrylic paint.  Let it dry thoroughly.

Rock painted with white acrylic paint
before tracing daffodil image

2.  Place a piece of transfer paper on the surface of your rock, and then lay your flower outline over your rock.

Secure both papers with Scotch tape and trace the image with a blue or red pen so that it will be easy to see the lines that have been traced.  The transfer paper is underneath the daffodil outline in the image below...

This is the daffodil image secured to
the rock's surface with the carbon
paper in between

You will need some kind of
carbon paper (shown above) to 
place between the rock
 and the image to be traced.

3.  You can use a variety of acrylic paints to add color to your rock painting.   I like to outline my flowers with a pointy black Sharpie to get good definition of the lines before I start painting or coloring with my acrylic paints or markers.

Outline of daffodils after it has been 
traced and painting has been started

4.  Using paint brushes and acrylic paints, paint pens, or permanent markers, add color to the outline of daffodils on your rock's surface and have fun!

 5.  Once it is dry, go over any outlines and give it a touch up.  Seal your rock with a weather resistant acrylic sealant following the directions on the can.

6.  Enjoy your rock!  And remember to...

Be creative & be happy!


Trace & Paint Flowers

Graphite Paper

Rocks for Painting

Mod Podge Matte Gel Medium

Painting Flowers on Rocks

White acrylic paint


Arteza Paint Pens

Sharpie Permanent Markers

Sharpie Ultra Fine Black Marker (for outlines)

Art Markers

Shuttle Art Markers

Deco Art White Paint Pen

Paint Markers


Supplies Side note:   Not all 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 - Fairies & Bunny Spring Rock

ROCK PAINTING TUTORIAL #13 - Daisy Flower Rock

ROCK PAINTING TUTORIAL #14 - Stained Glass Angel Theme

Coffee Mug - Rock Painter Mug

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

Hand Painted Rocks by nancymaggielee

Stained Glass Painting & Glass Crafts

Rock Art 

Illustrations & Drawings  

Image Transfer 

Watercolor Clip Art 

Sharpie Crafts

Rock Painting T-shirt - Etsy

Please visit my other blogs (click link below each blog's cover picture)...

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