These galaxy painted rocks are so easy but the result so stunning, I have no doubt that you’re going to love the outcome. They’re just out of this world!
Galaxy Painted Rocks (without Painting!)
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we started painting rocks so long ago, I don’t remember what inspired us exactly, but I know that we’ve always enjoyed participating in the kindness rocks project. And I also know that one of the most frustrating things about learning how to paint rocks was finding and buying rocks that make a great canvas for our rock crafts. So, I hunted up a way to make our own rocks–and when I realized I could mix paint colors to make DIY rocks?! Galaxy rocks were the next inevitable step. And. They. Are. Awesome.
There is no way that you can recreate this fun blending of shades with paint. And pink, purple, blue and black are just a few of the colors you could mix together, but it’s exactly what I wanted. If you’re ready to stop wandering around to find rocks and get your milkyway rocks ready, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make Milky Way Painted Rocks
- These stained rocks are really very simple. Two ingredients, if you don’t count the different colors of the paint used to stain the concrete. Seriously, just some quick set portland cement from the home improvement store and a handy rock mold.
- These galaxy rocks are perfect as a backdrop for so many other great ideas. Can you imagine all the fun crafting that can be done with these?! But the thing is, you’ll want to do your rock art of other designs on top of the galaxy stain before you seal the rocks with mod podge or lacquer.
- What can you use to paint on top of these stained rocks? Anything. Acrylic paint, oil paints, paint markers, paint pens, patio paint, whatever. They work just like a real river rock.
- The mold makes smooth rocks on the facing side, but if you want the back to be smooth, you’ll want to sand it down. And yes, you can sand these rocks. After you sand them, you’ll want to wash the rocks, but don’t worry about doing that if you’re not sanding them.
How Do I Make this Galaxy Painted Rock?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.
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More Painted Rock Inspiration You Might Like
- Kawaii Face Rock Painting for Kids – I adore these fun Kawaii faces. The kiddo and I had such a great time painting these and they just put a smile on my face when I see them.
- Unicorn Rock Painting – The most epic of unicorn fun with rocks. You seriously can’t miss this.
- Fix Rock Painting Mistakes – If you’ve got a few mistakes, this quick read makes for a few less-stress moments.
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