Learn to make this fun North Pole Christmas painted rock to display, give, or hide as a kindness rock this season. It’s in a fun, bright, cartoon style everyone loves!
North Pole Christmas Painted Rock
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we love to share as many Christmas rock painting ideas as we can think up (and paint ourselves). This week, I worked on something which has been in my head for ages! I saw something similar in a coloring book years ago and couldn’t stop thinking about.
And look at this gorgeous rock painting idea! If you’re hiding this rock, you can bet it will catch everyone’s eye.
Supplies for a North Pole Rock Painting
If you’re a rock painter, you’ll likely have everything you need to get started. For those of you just joining the rock painting (or rock hiding / kindness rocks) family, I’ve linked some recommendations below.
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- natural rock (I used a 4-ish inch rainforest pebble from Home Depot)
- acrylic paints white and blue
- fine-tip paint pens in red, white, green, dark green
- optional, Micron pen (for fine detail work)
- sealant (my choice is polyurethane after sealing the paint pens so they don’t run)
How to Make a North Pole Christmas Rock Painting Idea
I chose to do this in bright colors in a very cartoonish style. The way the colors just pop out of this rock is unreal! If you are creating a playlist of rock painting ideas, here is the North Pole painted rock video tutorial.
- Lightly sketch a large sign staked into a pile of snow onto the rock. Make an outline in a snowglobe-style. Be sure to add a red and white twist pattern to the post in pencil.
- Paint the sky blue, keeping the outer edge of the rock clean and the sign. Fill in the sign (not the post) with white acrylic paint, as well as the snow drift.
- Using a red paint pen, color the top of the post and every other swirl. Fill in the white swirls with a white pen. See the video for more detail.
- In black paint pen, write on “North Pole” or another phrase you’d like. Give the sign depth by using the black to create shadows. Add in a small holly and berry bunch and outline in the Micron if you’d like.
- Use a pencil dipped in white acrylic paint to add snow to the scene. Seal the rock and you’re done with a North Pole Christmas painted rock.
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