Owl Painted Garden Rocks

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Introduction: Owl Painted Garden Rocks

About: Hi! I'm Sweet Strawberry, and I love baking and crafting! In my instructables, I have designed recipes or projects made for beginners or simply anyone, they're that easy :)

Hi everyone! Where I live, school has just ended and summer vacation has begun! Sometimes I get bored during summer trying to find things to do, and during quarantine it's even harder to go out and have fun. Today I'm going to show you how to make these owl - inspired colorful painted garden rocks to spice up your garden! I put these in my backyard and front yards to add some color to them. These are really fun to make, and they look really pretty in gardens or simply anywhere! Let's get started.

Step 1: Supplies

- Acrylic paints (Black, White, Purple, Green, Blue, Indigo)

- Paint brushes (Thin detail brush, flat brush, and round brush)

- Pallet or plastic plate

- Smooth Stones

Step 2: Colorful Owl

1. Lay out some newspaper to make sure you don't make a mess. Take your stone and make sure to remove all the dirt that is there by washing it. Leave it to dry, then move on to the next step.

2. Sketch out your design. You can follow my image above.

3. After sketching, take out your blue or turquoise paint and paint the parts shown in the image above.

Step 3: Colorful Owl

3. Let the blue/turquoise paint dry, and then begin painting the lavender parts shown above.

4. Then paint the indigo and pink parts as shown above.

5. Now paint the white in the eye area as well as the green parts shown above. Paint green irises for the owl.

Step 4: Colorful Owl

6. Add the highlights in the eyes, then paint the beak yellow and then outline everything with black paint to match the design shown above.

7. Spray it with clear coat spray so it doesn't fade in the daylight.

8. You're done with the colorful owl. Congratulations!

Step 5: Black and White Owl

1. Lay out some newspaper to make sure you don't make a mess. Take your stone and make sure to remove all the dirt that is there by washing it. Leave it to dry, then move on to the next step.
2. Sketch out your design. You can follow my image above.

3. Then, outline the sketch with black paint using the detail brush.

4. Finally, add in the highlights with white paint in the same spots as the image above.

6. Spray it with clear coat spray so it doesn't fade in the daylight.

7. Congratulations! You're done with your rocks!

Step 6: Time to Decorate!

You can decorate these rocks wherever you'd like, but I find they look best outside in rock gardens or any garden. They really add some positivity and spice up the place. Thanks for following my instructable, and I hope you enjoyed making these awesome rock owl paintings :)

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    The Lightning Stalker
    The Lightning Stalker

    Tip 4 days ago

    You might want to spray a coat of clear over it if daylight fading is undesirable. One time I painted something and left it unprotected outdoors for a few months and it faded away to almost nothing.

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    sweet strawberry
    sweet strawberry

    Reply 2 days ago

    This is a great idea; I didn't have a clear coat spray, but I bought some last week and sprayed it with the clear coat. Thanks for the tip :)

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    TD56
    TD56

    Tip 4 days ago

    I varnish stones for durability and it helps the colours reflect and not fade as quickly.

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    cfb70
    cfb70

    11 days ago

    Like the eyes ! Nice work !

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    anonymoosethegreat
    anonymoosethegreat

    13 days ago

    Nice job! Do you think we could use a sharpie instead of black paint? Thanks!

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    sweet strawberry
    sweet strawberry

    Reply 13 days ago

    I think a sharpie could work, but it wouldn't be as pigmented as paint. It wouldn't hurt to give it a try. Thanks!