I have seen some painted rock DIYs on Pinterest for a while now. I always wanted to try something like that but never found the right kind of rocks to paint. As you know I went camping last month and while up north I picked up some rocks. I tried displaying them in a vase but they just didn't look as pretty as I thought they would..so naturally I think of painting yet another thing gold! This time however it look a little more than 10 mins, but my material list is short as ever!
So let's begin with materials:
1. Paper plate, I just used some left over plates from hubby's birthday party
2. Metallic Paint: I used two colours, Martha Stewart Metallic Gold and Yellow Gold (more details below)
3: Paint brush: medium size will do
4. Tape of any kind
On the left is "Yellow Gold" and right is "Gold"- both metallic from Michael's
This is how they look on a plate. Notice the yellow gold looks a bit pale in comparison
First, use the tape to make any pattern you like. I did mostly diagonal lines or triangles to give it more modern look. Masking tape might be a better choice and removing the clear tape was bit of a challenge as it was invisible!
Since this was my first time with both paints I will show you my trial and error process as well. Top pic shows the first coat with "Yellow Gold" paint. It is a bit translucent. So I decided to use the "Gold" instead as the base coat (shown below)
Much better result with 2 coats of "Gold" paint.
Once fully covered, I topped with the "Yellow Gold" to give it more shiny/blingy look
I did try some free hand designs for the fun of it. Good thing about this project is that by the time you are done doing the first coat on all the rocks, first ones are ready for the 2nd coat so there is no wait time at all. You can tape all at once, I taped as I went along that gave more drying time for the rocks too.