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Painted Mandala Rocks

By: Suzanne Cook

At a Glance:

Project #14939 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • 3D Paint Logo
supplies

FolkArt ® 3D™ Acrylic Paint - White, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $4.49 $2.25
Item available exclusively at Walmart

F/A 3-D COLORS - SUNSHINE, 2 OZ.

Number Needed: 1 $4.49 $2.25
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® 3D™ Acrylic Paint - Eden, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $4.49 $2.25
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® 3D™ Acrylic Paint - Orange, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $4.49 $2.25
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® 3D™ Acrylic Paint - Lapis, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $4.49 $2.25
Item available exclusively at Walmart
instructions

Other Supplies

Smooth rocks 3-4” wide, Toothpicks, White gel pen, Thin stencil tape, Paper plates, Water basin, Paper towels

Instructions

  • Select rocks that have a flat surface in which to paint. To prep the rocks for painting, wash with warm soapy water and let dry.
  • Practice creating patterns on a flipped over paper plate before creating your rocks.
  • Gently squeeze the bottle with the writer tip slightly above your surface. To create dots, squeeze a tiny bit of paint and let it make contact with the surface. Stop squeezing and quickly lift writer tip straight up leaving a little dot of paint on the surface. To create larger or smaller dots, adjust how much pressure you use when squeezing the bottle.
  • To create lines or dashed lines, keep the bottle squeezing pressure consistent. Stop squeezing and lift up the writer tip straight up to stop a line.  
  • For circular mandala designs, start in the center of the rock and work outwards creating the pattern as you go.
  • Draw dots and lines on your dried painted rock in a white gel pen. If you make a mistake you can wipe away with a little water and paper towel until you get it just right. Let dry and paint over the gel pen dots with the 3D paints of your choice.
  • Squeeze out a small amount of 3D paint on a paper plate. Stick the end of a toothpick in the paint and apply to the rock to make tiny dots and tiny dots on top of dots.
  • If peaks occur on your dots, let dry until the paint is tacky to the touch and gently push down the peaks with the end of a clean pencil eraser.
  • Apply stencil tape in a pattern onto the rock. Paint dots or lines on either side of the tape. Avoid getting paint on the actual tape. Let the paint completely dry before removing tape.
  • Squeeze out a small amount of 3D paint on a paper plate. Paint the top of a rock leaving a ¼” edge. Let dry. Create a design or pattern on top of the color in the 3D paints.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.

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