At church we sing a chorus that says, “Never will a rock cry out in my place, He’s worthy of all my praise!” This refers to the scripture in Luke 19:37-40 that describes what we now celebrate as Palm Sunday, or Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. The Pharisees told Jesus to keep His disciples from worshipping Him so loudly, and He replied that “…if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.”
Well, I for one am not planning on any rocks taking my place praising God…but there are other things rocks can do, and one of them is to look cute in a whimsical garden. Yes, it’s another “art project” I had to try…
Fortunately I have some river rock in my backyard so I can go out and get some whenever I get in the mood to paint them.
First you have to wash them, because paint adheres better to a clean surface. Then, when they are dry, get out all your acrylic craft paints and paint away!
I might mention here that I tried using “glow in the dark” paint on the two rocks in the foreground (above) but it didn’t work. Maybe I needed to put more coats of paint on them. I’ll try that again later.
These are a few of my first painted rocks, from last year. That’s when I realized that painting rocks is a lot harder than it looks!
Fortunately with acrylic paints, you can paint over one design and make it into something new. That’s how this cat became the turtle below. The turtle isn’t quite finished, but you get the idea.
In much the same way, this “fish” (don’t laugh!) was transformed into the design below.
As you can see, some keys got in the way…
So far the plain colored ones are going into the marigold border…I’m not sure what I’m going to do with the rest of them but I’m sure I’ll think of something!