I am so excited to share this process (and secret craft supply) for rock painting gold and silver metallic rocks without using any paint!
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My Secret to Rock Painting Gold and Silver Rocks
I have gold acrylic paint but it didn’t “WOW!” me after I used it to paint rocks. Because of that, I took apart my craft cabinet to decide what would be quick and easy for making gold and silver rocks.
After a single application on the rocks, let me tell you: I was most certainly “WOWed!” This stuff is so quick to apply and a little goes a long way. I found that they also make the shiniest finish.
A Beginner’s Rock Painting Idea, Metallic Rocks
While I was tinkering around with this medium, I created two rocks and they turned out pretty neat.
Because of the time-saving trick, they are quick to make and are an easy rock painting idea for beginners.
If you’re looking for other holiday rocks, try these Easy Christmas Story Stones.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Using This Medium
So when we’re evaluating craft supplies, I like to give you a breakdown of the good versus evil. Okay, so maybe not evil but there’s always a drawback or two.
- Easy to apply.
- Very quick application and buffing.
- You can paint on top of it without issue.
- It can be sealed without any running.
- You can’t “paint” with it, so if you want intricate gold designs this is not your solution. I use this for that painting with gold.
- It smells a bit more than my acrylic paints (still workable inside the house).
How to Create Metallic Rocks with Words Tutorial
If you’re not one to watch the video, check out easy this metallic rock painting really is!
Step 1: Apply medium.
Step 2: Polish.
Step 3: Create designs to fit rocks.
Step 4: Transfer the design to the rock.
Step 5: Paint on designs (I used acrylic paint).
Step 6: Add details (I added different-sized dots).
Over to You
Have you used these products? I had completely forgotten I had them on hand but I’m sure glad they were in the craft supplies.
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