When I first started painting rocks, I used the few river rocks collected from our trip to the Smokey Mountains. Unfortunately, I ran out of them pretty quickly. The only thing to do was to either reuse my original rocks or get some more. I went for the latter. I stacked up on river rocks used for decorating potted plants. You can’t imagine my disappointment when I opened those bags to discover they were filled mainly with small and medium size stones. I wanted big stones.
For the longest time I had no idea what to do with the rest of the stones. This until a few days ago when I came up with the idea of a painted stone rainbow.
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How to make a painted stone rainbow
- river rocks
- paint in the color of the rainbow
Step 1: Gather your river rocks and set them up as a rainbow
Step 2: Group the rocks by the color they will be painted. Prepare your paints and paintbrushes.
Step 3: Paint the rocks color by color. Wait for the paint to dry.
Step 4: Arrange the stones as a rainbow starting with the purple layer.
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