I've been eyeing the lovely lace and crochet rocks on Etsy, but the prices are out of my range. So here's a really beautiful way to make faux lace rocks with paint for a whole lot cheaper!
- Polished river rocks
- White acrylic paint
- Polyurethane outdoor gloss sealer
- Painting surface
- "Spotter" paint brush
- Soft, flat brush with rounded sides
Then, squeeze out some white paint onto your painting surface.
Once you're finished with your design, let it dry overnight.
The next day, take the soft, flat brush with rounded sides and paint the surface of your rock with the outdoor gloss sealer.
Work in short, slow strokes to avoid bubbles forming. Paint along the sides of the rock too, but don't let the sealer drip down the sides. Always use a thin coat of sealer.
Let it dry for at least 30 minutes before painting a second coat on. Do only one side on the first day.
Let it dry overnight. Then flip the rock over.
Enjoy your new painted lace rock collection!
Don't forget to post photos of your finished work on the Flickr page here.
If you're interested in buying some painted lace rocks. You can find some here.
Have a great day!