Out-of-This-World Painted Rocks

Out-of-This-World Painted Rocks

Posted by DecoArt on Jul 29th 2018

Go where no man has gone before with these space rocks, painted with Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.


    • water container
    • paper towels
    • liner brush
    • hot glue gun
    • chalk pencil
    • 5" x 7" canvas panel
    • old toothbrush
    • craft wire
    • small flat brush
    • medium flat brush
    • paint palette or paper plate
    • various flat rocks



    Wash and dry all rocks completely before painting.

    1. SPACESHIP ROCK: Use a medium flat brush and Silver (Metallic) to paint an oval-shaped rock. Let dry.
    2. Use a small flat brush and Black Tie to paint circles for the windows. Let dry.
    3. Instruction #2
    4. Use a liner brush and Cotton Ball to outline the windows and Black Tie for the dash lines. Let dry.
    5. Instruction #3
    6. Use a small flat brush and Turquoise Waters to paint the dome. Let dry.
    7. Instruction #4
    8. Optional: Mount the spaceship on galaxy-painted canvas board.
    9. Instruction #5
    10. GALAXY WITH PLANET ROCK: Loosely paint a flat rock with Black Tie, True Blue, and Eggplant, swirling the colors to blend slightly. Let dry.
    11. Instruction #6
    12. For the planet, paint a circle with True Blue. While wet, blend Turquoise Waters on one side to highlight and deepen on the opposite side with Black Tie. Let dry.
    13. Instruction #7
    14. Use a liner brush to add a Turquoise Waters line on the lighter side and a Cotton Ball ring around the planet. Let dry.
    15. Instruction #8
    16. Use an old toothbrush to spatter Silver (Metallic) over the entire rock. Let dry.
    17. Instruction #9
    18. ALIEN ROCK: Paint two oval-shaped flat rocks with Eggplant. Let dry.
    19. Instruction #10
    20. Use a chalk pencil to draw a face on one rock.
    21. Instruction #11
    22. Use a liner brush to paint the eyes and mouth with Cotton Ball. Let dry.
    23. Instruction #12
    24. Use a brush handle end to dot the eyes with Turquoise Waters and then with small dots with Black Tie and Cotton Ball. Let dry.
    25. Instruction #13
    26. Cut two pieces of wire. Bend or curl the wire pieces to form arms and legs. Assemble and glue on the back of the rocks.