It is possible to paint nearly on everything and here is another new trend, rock art. Forget about painting on expensive canvas. Stones are cheap, you can even collect some on your next walk near the river or on the beach. The smoother it is the easier it will be to work with. Pick some interesting shapes and turn them into a creative piece of art. It is an enjoyable craft that helps you to switch off your mind. And if you have kids it can be a perfectDIY project for the chilly days. We have selected ten different rock painting ideas that will inspire you to create a mini masterpiece. Gather some stones and unleash your inner artist!

1. Mandala Stones



These beautiful mandala stones are created by Canada-based artist Elspeth McLean. She uses average paint brushes and many layers of acrylic paint to get these beautiful colorful dots arranged in a radiating pattern. The result is a colorful treat for the eyes. The process is also fun, it is more like a meditative practice.

2. Spirit Animal



Artist Sehnaz Bac creates beautiful pebble art using vivid colors, animal motifs, geometric pattern and many more. You can check out her art and get some more inspiration if you visit her Facebook profile. Make your very own pet rock or create unique gifts with a simple stone and some paint.

3. Fridge Magnet



Once you have painted some pebbles you can make them into fridge magnets. You can create unique designs or write inspirational messages on them. Paint more pebbles and stick them onto your fridge. The more the better!

4. Colorful Trees



Check out these beautiful trees, they are so simple and yet so decorative. Make a whole group of trees and decorate your flower pots or your garden with them. They would look cool in the bathroom as well, if you arrange them nicely on the side of the bathtub.

5. Play With The Shape



Who said that only flat and smooth rocks can be painted? If you find a stone with unique shape you can paint it all, like this creative idea here. This watermelon stone can be used as paperweight or as bookholder in the kitchen for your cookbooks.

6. Cactus Stones



This is the ultimate idea for those with a black thumb. Fun, decorative and it does not require any care, it will never wither. Pick some oval shape stones paint them green with off-white motifs and place them into a nice terracotta pot and you will have a stone cacti pot.

7. Rock Art Picture



You can create a unique picture by using only pebbles. Pain them so that you get a similar theme and glue them onto a wooden board. Use strong glue, or a hot glue gun to make sure that the stones will stay in place. This is a great way to make a use of the stones that the kids collected on the summer holiday.

8. Rabbit Art Stone



Find a bigger stone similar to the one here. Paint it dark grey or black and than start with the major lines. Once you have them continue with the coloring and paint the fur with short, fine lines. Use thin paint brush to get fine lines. This cute rabbit stone is a larger piece so it can be used as a door stop.

9. Funny Monster Faces For Kids



This is a real fun project for kids. They love to make colorful stones and grandparents love to get them. Glue some google eyes, paint funny faces and soon you will  have a whole lot of them. Glue magnet on the back and use them as a fridge magnet.

10. Quote Stones


These quote stones are not only decorative but they are also meant to inspire. You will only need some smoothriver rocks and fine point markers – white, black or any other colors you like. Write your favorite quote – each word on a separate stone – and draw small icons on some of them.



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