Wednesday, July 20, 2022

How to Paint a Flower Rock Using a Coloring Book Page

In this tutorial I will be teaching you how to use a picture of a flower drawing or a botanical print to create a beautiful floral rock painting like the one pictured here...

You can use any flower picture that you have, but if you would like to find free flower images that can be traced onto a rock surface, then follow the DIRECTIONS below.

Are you ready???  Let's go paint a beautiful rock!...


DIRECTIONS:



Before you begin:   Paint your rock's surface with white acrylic paint.  Dry thoroughly.

1.  Log into PINTEREST or use whatever your favorite search engine may be.

2.  In the search bar at the top of the page type in 'botanical coloring page" and hit 'Enter'.  Your search results should look something like the image here...



Search results for 'Botanicals' in Pinterest.
If you're like me it will be hard to decide 
on which image to use.  


3.  Scroll down and try to decide which image to use.  Try to match the shape of your image to the shape of your rock so that the whole surface will be covered.

4.  Use your mouse and 'left click' as you hover over the picture you would like to use for your flower rock painting.

5.  It will appear larger at the top of the page (always save your image from a larger picture so that you get the best definition).

6.  While hovering over the larger picture of your flowers at the top of the page, use your mouse to 'right click' over the image.  Select 'Copy image' from the choices.

7.  In another window open a word processing document (or preferably have one already open and waiting).  Once in the blank word processing document select 'Paste'.  The image you selected will appear.

8.  'Left click' on the image in the word processing document.  A black line will appear around the border of the image.

9.  Hold your rock up to the screen if possible.   In the word processing document your image will be true to life.  Resize your flower image by moving the mouse up and down after clicking on a corner of the black line border.

10. Print your image onto regular computer paper.

11.  Take a piece of graphite transfer paper and place it on top of your rock surface that has been dried with white acrylic paint. 

12.  Position your printed flower image on top of the transfer paper and use a pen to go over the lines and trace the flower image onto the rock's surface.

13.  Color your image in with paint pens, art markers, or Sharpies.  You can also use acrylic paints and a brush if you want to paint the color onto the rock.  I personally like the precision of art markers and pens for this step.  Have fun!!!

14.  Seal your rock with a weather resistant sealer.  Give it at least three coats, letting it dry between each coat.

12  Remember to always...

Be creative and be happy!





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