There’s snow on the ground outside my window, but my mind has already turned to spring decorating. I’m itching to bring a little bit of the outdoors in and vice versa. I’m ready to see the house filled with spring blooms and the front porch decorated for the season. I can’t wait to begin decorating our new patio and pergola and start digging in the dirt in the garden.
These adorable painted rocks just scream spring. with pastel colors and a whimsical vintage camper design. I can’t wait to use them to decorate my spring planters and the garden.
Supplies For Painted Rocks
- Large, flat river rocks
- DecoArt Americana Paint in Grey Sky
- DecoArt Americana Paint in Wisteria
- DecoArt Americana Paint in Turquoise Blue
- DecoArt Americana Paint in Poodleskirt Pink
- DecoArt Americana Paint in Hauser Light Green
- DecoArt Americana Paint in Snow (Titanium) White
- DecoArt Americana Paint in Sunny Day
- DecoArt Americana Paint in Peony Pink
- DecoArt Americana Paint in Lamp Black
- Assorted paint brushes, including a fine tip paintbrush
- DecoArt Americana Gloss Spray Sealer
Instructions for Painted Rocks
Begin by cleaning the river rock with water. Allow to dry completely. Make sure you choose a large rock with a smooth, flat surface for easier painting.
Use chalk to sketch out the vintage camper design on the surface. You don’t have to be a good artist for this project. I promise; I’m not.
I pretty much just followed the shape of the rock to come up with the shape of my camper. I also looked at a few photos and drawings of vintage campers to figure out the placement of the doors, windows, the tire and the hitch.
I used a small, flat paintbrush to fill in the camper. I choose to use Snow White paint on the top half, and Turquoise Blue on the bottom half. I used Grey Sky for the windows and Poodleskirt Pink for the door since most vintage “glampers” are bright, colorful and cheerful.
I used two to three coats of each color to get full coverage on the rock. Be sure to allow each coat of paint to dry completely.
I used a fine-tip paintbrush to outline the camper in Lamp Black paint and to add details like the bunting and the cheery yellow curtains in the window.
Whenever I look at these painted rocks, I can’t help but think of my Grandma Mills. She used to have a small camper parked outside her house, and she loved to paint, too.
I really wish I had her camper to fix up and doll up for a spring break road trip. How much fun would that be?
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