Here is a quick and easy summer craft that will rock your these last few lazy days of summer.
- Palette to mix your paint (I used a piece of tin foil)
- Pencil with eraser (or paint brush)
- Adhesive letters or letters cut out from adhesive labels.
- Some kind of spray on clear coat or sealant
- A rock (obviously)
I went for a walk and found a rock with a nice, flat surface. I took the rock home and give it a good wash and let it dry.
I couldn’t find adhesive letters that worked for me, so while my rock was drying I played around with the fonts in Word until I came up with something I liked. Next, I printed out the words on some adhesive labels and cut them out.
When the rock was dry, I arranged adhesive letters to say “You Rock.”
The next step is the hardest and it is to decide on a colour scheme. I knew I wanted to use at least three colours. I found this cheat sheet on the internet and decided on a split complementary combination.
Once I had arranged my letters on the rock and decided on my colour scheme, I was ready to paint.
I started by daubing on the first colour. I didn’t have a paint brush handy so I used the erase tip of a pencil like a stamp. I was sure to let the paint cover the letters.
When the first colour has dried, I daubed on the second colour.
I let the second colour dry before adding the third colour.
When the third, final colour was dry, I traced around each letter using a sharpie. Then I peeled of the adhesive letters so that the original rock could be seen.
I touched up the outline of the letters. I knew I wanted to protect my work so I dug through The Man’s collection of paint until I found this: