How to Acrylic Paint Keepsake Valentine's Love Rocks
Choose smooth rocks that through the years have been gently smoothed and molded into the shape of a small ball.
Basecoat your rock with white paint.
Use a pencil to sketch the bug features onto the top and bottom of your rock. Refer to the layout:
With the tip of your liner dipped in black paint outline the bug's main features.
Paint the two wings with the color of your choice. I mixed yellow and red to get a vibrant orange tone. Now choose a lighter shade to fill in the round face. I added a small amount of white to my orange to make it softer.
Use a liner and black paint to outline the face's outer edge, the mouth line, the eye circles, the line between the wings. Paint a black oval pupil inside each eye.
Paint small black dots on the wings.
Paint the bug's black body on the bottom of the rock.
Paint two antennas with a little heart on their tips. Fill in the hearts with bright red paint.
Here is a second pattern with little variations. The dots on the wings have been replaced by heart shapes and the antennas are curled up.
©2008 Ernestina Gallina. All rights reserved.
Could anyone resist to these funny lovebugs? They make a beautiful gift and are a statement of love. Choose the model and color combination you wish, photos will guide you every step of the way, happy rock painting!
Ernestina Gallina is a self-taught artist living in Italy. Her artwork has been exhibited within Italy and is currently in various private collections. More