DIY Rock Painting Tutorial – Cute Bluebird for Hidden Rock Game

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In this DIY Rock Painting Tutorial show you every step of the way for this sweet Bluebird that you can use for the Rock Hiding Game!

For this fun project I used a local river stone that is 2.5 x 2″ and then poured a dirty cup of blue and white, and second cup with iridescent orange/yellow fluid acrylic paints to make the body of a lovely little bluebird. After the rock was dried over night I then put in the final details with a paint brush and some regular acrylic paint.

I hope this project brings you smiles and some relaxing time creating a fun project to share!

I’m happy with the results as it turned shiny 2 coats of Krylon Varnish. Amazon Affiliate LInk: http://amzn.to/2f8NHma

FYI–Amazon Affiliate Links to products I actually purchased and used in this project. I make a small commission if you buy anything and you don’t pay any thing extra! It is a win for us both. 🙂

On to the Recipes!

Put your cup on the scale press the button to set the scale to zero and follow the measurements as you add each item to a cup for each color.

Pebeo Studio Acrylic Orange/Yellow Iridescent Amazon Affiliate Link: Orange/Yellow Iridescent http://amzn.to/2v5W5JP
2 parts Liquitex Pouring Medium, 2 parts Floetrol to 1 part Paint.
I used:
10 grams Liquitex Pouring Medium, 10 grams Flood Floetrol and
5 grams paint NO water.

Artist Loft Flow – White 20 gms Floetrol:5 gms Paint

Sax True Flow – Mars Black to paint the bottom of the Rock Black

Golden High Flow Acrylics Phthalo Blue: Amazon Affiliate Link: http://amzn.to/2ewWzC9 20 gms Floetrol:20 drops High Flow Paint

To paint the details: Artist Loft Mars Black, Brilliant Yellow, and Flow White
#2 round Ruby Satin by Silver Brush

You can experiment with any pouring mediums–just do them proportionally small batches until you are confident that your combinations will work.

There’s no silicon oil or torching in my projects as I really worry about the possible side effects of heating the acrylic paints and the materials they are made from. I’m also concerned with the possible issues down the line with the paint not forming a good bond with the surface because of the oils preventing proper adhesion.

We all have to weigh the pros and cons of how we interact with our art supplies. Experimenting can be exciting and beautiful, but there can be consequences we don’t know about yet. As with any thing in life be informed by reputable sources and your own common sense. 🙂

The most important things you need to be successful with any of my creative projects are the willingness to learn and to be easy on yourself as you are learning. We tend to be our worst critics and we need to learn to be kind to ourselves.

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Comments

Pat Walsh says:

Love this little guy.  I have no place to do a large pour but I might be able to manage something of this size.  LOL  BTW, would you mind sharing what you put on the label?

Carol Centracchio says:

I LOVE it. OK, Stephanie this is my next project, thank you.

Kimberly Drake says:

Very cute and fun project! More rock painting please!

Ruth Christianson says:

Oh what a cute bird! Thanks! Even beginners like me can make something fun and memorable!

Art By Ester A says:

This is so cute! What a fantastic idea. Great video too!!

Diana Rose says:

So cute can’t to try this!

Gwen Fish says:

Lovely!

Jaydia Simmons says:

Such an adorable little guy! I would love to see what you did for the label.

Roylea Creations says:

very cute!!!

Bambi Olson says:

Very cute, maybe something tribal painted on rock

Laura Usher says:

I love painting rocks, this was a very cute little bird ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Ray Phoenix says:

Very nice. It’s fun watching you work. You explain things well. And I appreciate the recipe section listing the materials. Good work. I’d like some ideas about miniature landscapes on rocks. I can see a poured sky and foreground, maybe something like desert rocks, sky with clouds, and painted-in cacti? Just a thought; I don’t know if it would work.

DeliberatelyCreative says:

I hope you enjoy this special surprise video! I had so much fun doing this project and figuring out just where I’ll go and hide it now. Remember to subscribe and click the bell so you will be notified when new videos go up. Do something creative, take care of yourself, so you can take care of those around you. 🙂

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