Are you looking for an easy flower-painted rock idea? Capture the beauty of your favourite floral on flower painted rocks and bring touches of color and cheer to your home and garden.
Zinnia Flower Painted Rocks
Ever since we shared how to make painted rocks using a grape hyacinth design, sunflower painted rocks as well as these daisy painted rocks, we’ve been pretty excited to make more flower rocks. These zinnia inspired rocks have the perfect amount of colour and can be adapted to different sizes of rocks. And the best part is that the easy flower shape makes a fun activity for first time or seasoned crafters alike!
With all the painted rocks we have scattered around our homes, you could definitely say we have a small obsession. From shark painted rocks to mandala-inspired heart rocks and everything in between, we have all the inspiration you need with over 60 easy rock painting ideas.
And if you have a rock painting friend, why not create a rock painting craft kit for them?
What are the best paints for painting rocks?
This is one of the most common questions we receive. Our favorite kind of paint for stones is a multi-surface satin. This type of paint sticks well to the rocks, is durable and generally doesn’t need a top coat.
Acrylic paints are our second choice because of the all the different colors of paint available. They also adhere well to rocks but we recommend they be sealed with a clear coat (ie. Mod Podge or Decoart Duraclear).
Paint markers are also a great option for rock painting. However, they don’t typically come in as many bright colors and will need a clear coat to seal them up.
Supplies Needed for this Rock Painting Project:
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- Decoart Americana Acrylics craft paint in Magenta, Lilac Meadow, Summer Squash, Lamp (Ebony) Black
- Small acrylic paint brushes in assorted sizes (with fine tips for detailed work)
- Smooth rocks (we sell rocks at our Etsy shop!) – or see our post with the best places to find rocks for painting
How to make flower painted rocks
Tips before you get started:
- Wash rocks and let them dry completely.
- Smooth, palm sized stones with a flat surface are ideal for this fun craft.
- Be sure to protect your working surface areas with a power towel or scrap paper.
- Repeat each of the steps below as needed for additional coverage.
- As you paint, allow the paint to fully dry between steps and when changing to a new color.
Painting a Pink Zinnia Flower Rock
The first step is to paint the flower centers. Start by mixing the orchid color with a tiny amount of black color and paint a small dot in the center of the rock.
Paint four long flower petals in orchid to span the entire rock. Next, paint another four long petals in orchid and then again to create 12 petals per flower.
Using a very fine tip paint brush, dip the paint brush in summer squash and add small dots around the center of the flower. Continue to work around in a circle for about 3 rows or until you achieve the desired yellow center.
Painting Yellow Zinnia Rock Flowers
Mix summer squash color with small amount of black and paint a small dot in the center of the rock.
Paint four long flower petals in Summer Squash across the entire surface of the rock. Add another four long petals in Summer Squash and then four more for a total of 12 petals per flower.
For the next step, add little details in magenta to the lower half of each petal. Using a very fine tip paint brush, dip the paint brush in summer squash and add small dots around the center dot. Continue to work around in a circle for about 3 rows or until you achieve the desired look.
Painting a Purple Zinnia Flower Rock
Mix magenta with small amount of black and paint a small dot in the center of the rock.
Paint 4 long petals in magenta then another 4 long petals in magenta. Next, paint the last 4 petals in magenta as shown to have a total of 12 petals per flower.
Using a very fine tip paint brush, dip the paint brush in summer squash color and add small dots around the center dot. Continue to work around in a circle for about 3 rows or until you achieve the desired look.
And there you have it, that’s all it takes to make beautiful flower painted rocks. Choose your favorite color to make your own flower. Paint a whole bunch of flowers to place in your garden. Or sprinkle them through your community as kindess rocks. You could also place a few in a flower pot to give as a handmade gift idea for teacher appreciation week. So many fun options!
I have these lovely painted flowers placed throughout my garden for a pop of color in between the flowers blooming and even all winter long.
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