- A Variety of large rocks - the smoother the better
- Acrylic Paint, paint brushes & sealer spray (ie: clear polyurethane)
- Optional: Sharpie Markers and/or Puffy Paint
I found it easiest to use the Sharpies and Puffy Paint - although painting on pictures of the items was the most fun! The puffy paint - is something I remember using as a child to draw designs on clothes. Since the stuff is meant to last through lots of clothing wash cycles, I figured it would be a good thing to use for these rocks in the outdoors. It worked well and was easy to draw and write with. I didn't have a ton of colors - but if I did I probably would have used this on all the rocks!
If your rocks are darker in color - it's a good idea to paint a solid background color on them. Then, let that dry (it doesn't take more than 10 minutes usually) and then go over that with the Puffy Paint or regular Acryclic paint.
Writing with a paintbrush is a tough task - if you have problems, you could always just try to paint something that looks like the thing you're growing. It's easy enough and looks awesome!
Once you're done decorating your garden rocks - then spray or brush on several coats of sealer - clear polyurethane works well. And, you're done!