Turn your rock collection into beautiful works of art that display inspirational words. A rock can be used as a paperweight on your desk bearing a word, a phrase or a poem that can inspire you each day. Larger rocks can be turned into garden art or placed along a meandering path through your garden--with words that encourage you to dream. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.
Things You'll Need
- Gel pen, paint or marker
- Clear acrylic spray paint
- Clear glitter (optional)
Select a rock. The project is best suited to rocks that are relatively flat and smooth on one or more sides. Tumbled rocks with a high gloss are not recommended.
Write your inspirational word, phrase or poem using a permanent gel marker on the rock. Common inspirational words are: "dream," "love," "hope," "laugh," "believe" and "peace." Skilled painters can paint or calligraphy the words on to the rock. Make sure the paint or marker is dry before moving on to Step 3.
Spray a light coat of water-proof, clear acrylic spray paint over the surface of the rock. Spray the rock from at least 6 inches away and use a smooth back-and-forth motion for even coverage.
Turn the rock over when the acrylic coating is dry, and continue to cover the rest of the rock with the acrylic spray paint.
Repeat the spray process with a second coat of clear acrylic spray paint.
Place your inspirational rock in a place where it can be enjoyed each day.
Tips & Warnings
- Wash the rocks with dish washing soap and water to get them clean before you start the project. Make sure the rock is totally dry before you start the project.
- You can add clear glitter after spraying on the acrylic coating to give the rock a bit of a glittery shine.
- Power Words to Inspire
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