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How to Paint Sunflower Rocks

Add a touch of happiness to your day with a set of pretty sunflower painted rocks. Painting sunflowers is actually simpler than you think and a great way to add a splash of color to your home or garden!

Pretty sunflower painted rocks on top of a dinner plate setting.

Sunflower Rock Painting

Although I’ve never grown actual sunflowers, I’ve always been drawn to these beautiful and seemingly happy flowers. Maybe these rocks will be the reminder to plant some in my own garden next year!

Four sunflower painted rocks on a dark gray checkered tea towel.

In this case, each painted rock is about the size of my palm but with this tutorial, you could easily paint a larger-sized stone with one large sunflower in the center. It would look so pretty in the garden too!

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Materials Needed for This Simple Craft Idea:

Supplies needed to paint sunflower rocks including stone, paints, pencil, brush and paint pen.

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How to Paint Sunflower Rocks

Draw an outline of the sunflower onto the rock with a pencil. Start by drawing a large circle in the center. Then, draw the individual petals, ensuring the shapes are wider at the base and taper to a point at the tips.

Mix 3 parts Canary with 1 part Cotton Ball. Paint petals over the first petals. Let dry and then paint a second coat of the same mixture. Let dry.

Painting yellow petals on a rock.

Draw an additional layer of petals in between the painted petals.

Penciling additional petals around the painted yellow petals.

Paint the second layer of petals using Canary. Let dry and then paint a second coat in Canary for additional coverage.

Painting the second layer of sunflower petals.

Mix equal parts Canary with Orange Sherbet. Using a wet paint brush, lightly brush over the middle round of painted petals. Add a few short strokes at the base of each petal tapering to less at the tips.

Adding orange paint to the edge of the painted petals.

Paint the center circle of the flower in Coffee Bean. Let dry.

Painting a brown circle in the center of the yellow petals.

Mix equal parts Coffee Bean and Orange Sherbet. Using a wet paint, dab unevenly throughout the circle. Let dry.

Dabbing paint throughout the brown circle.

Using a wet paint brush, dab unevenly throughout the circle using Orange Sherbet. Let dry.

Dabbing paint throughout the brown circle to fill it in.

Using a dry paintbrush, dab a few additional spots of Orange Sherbet just in the center.

Dabbing orange paint throughout the brown circle to finish the sunflower center.

Lastly, using a black paint pen, draw dots over the painted centers.

Drawing black dots over the painted center.

With a wet cloth, remove any of the pencil lines that are showing.

And that’s it, your sunflower painted rocks are complete! Make as many or as few as you’d like. They look really sweet styled as napkin weights for your summer picnics!

Two yellow sunflower painted rocks as part if a table setting.

And if you don’t have rocks on hand for painting, you can use this same process for how to paint sunflowers on any surface. Would they look gorgeous on a canvas or throw pillow?

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How to Paint Sunflower Rocks

Jane and Sonja
Add some happiness and cheer by making a set of pretty sunflower painted rocks with this simple step by step tutorial.
5 from 1 vote

Materials
  

  • Medium sized round rock about 2” across
  • Pencil
  • Americana Multi-Surface Satin Paint in Canary, Orange Sherbet, Coffee Bean, Cotton Ball
  • Fine paint brush
  • Paint pen in black

Instructions
 

  • Draw an outline of the sunflower onto the rock with a pencil.
  • Mix 3 parts Canary with 1 part Cotton Ball with Canary. Let dry and then paint a second coat of the same mixture. Let dry.
  • Draw an additional layer of petals in between the painted petals.
  • Paint the second layer of petals using Canary. Let dry and then paint a second coat.
  • Mix equal parts Canary with Orange Sherbet. Using a wet paint brush, lightly brush over the painted petals adding a few short strokes at the base of each petal tapering to less at the tips.
  • Paint the center circle of the flower in Coffee Bean. Let dry.
  • Mix equal parts Coffee Bean and Orange Sherbet. Using a wet paint, dab unevenly throughout the circle. Let dry.
  • Using a wet paint brush, dab unevenly throughout the circle using Orange Sherbet. Let dry.
  • Using a dry paintbrush, dab a few additional spots of Orange Sherbet just in the center.
  • Lastly, using a black paint pen, draw dots over the painted centers.
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Monday 6th of September 2021

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