It’s official, I’m addicted to painting rocks! Just over a month ago I started painting rocks and I haven’t stopped! It’s been years since I’ve had my painting supplies out and picked up a paintbrush almost every single day! My kids are even joining in the fun and painting a few with me. For me, painting is my creative outlet…..but even more than that, it’s a stress release for me at the end of the day.
Why rocks? They are small, inexpensive, and quick. It’s also a new fad hitting towns across the US where people will paint rocks and hide them for others to find. It’s a great way to spread a little love and brighten someone’s day. I will admit that I paint more than I hide, but I am trying to let go of a few more and hide them around town. It’s really fun to see who finds them. Many people will join a local painted rock group and post their finds, then some of those people will hide them again to re-share the love!
Want to know how to get started and why supplies you’ll need? Hop over to last month’s tutorial: How to Get Started Painting Rocks. I get most of my supplies at Michael’s, Lowes, and Amazon. Warning: Rock painting is addicting and you’ll want to keep trying new skills.
Not sure what to paint? Join the Painted Rock Challenge for May and you can follow the theme for the day. It’s fun to see how different people interpret the theme on their rocks. You can see some of my favorites on Instagram under #PaintedRocksByCalley.
Looking for a few rock painting groups to join on Facebook?
…or just search your city or zip code and “rocks” and you’ll find one for your area!
Here are a few of my favorite paint pens and painted rock supplies that you may like. (Amazon referral links)