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Brightly Painted Zinnia Flower Rocks

Brightly Painted Zinnia Flower Rocks

Posted by DecoArt on Apr 16th 2019

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

SUPPLIES

    • newspaper
    • rocks
    • paintbrushes

    INSTRUCTIONS

    NOTES:

    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.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Zinnia 1: Paint four long petals in Lilac Meadow on opposite sides.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Zinnia 1: Paint another four long petals in Lilac Meadow.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Zinnia 1: Paint the last four petals in Lilac Meadow (a total of 12 petals; see photo).
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Zinnia 1: Using the tip of a fine tip paintbrush and Summer Squash, add small dots around the edges of the middle circle.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Zinnia 1: Continue to work around the circle for about three rows or until you achieve the desired look.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Zinnia 2: Mix Summer Squash with a small amount of Lamp Black. Use to paint a small dot in the center of the rock.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Zinnia 2: Paint 12 petals in Summer Squash as instructed for the first zinnia flower (STEPS 2-4).
    16. Instruction #8
    17. Zinnia 2: Paint the lower half of each petal in Magenta.
    18. Instruction #9
    19. 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.
    20. Instruction #10
    21. Zinnia 3: Mix Magenta with a small amount of Lamp Black. Use to paint a small dot in the center of the rock.
    22. Instruction #11
    23. Zinnia 3: Paint 12 petals in Magenta as instructed for the first zinnia flower (STEPS 2-4).
    24. Instruction #12
    25. 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.
    26. Instruction #13