A quick and easy rock painting project I truly believe is something anyone would enjoy receiving.  It can be placed in a garden, on a mantle, in your office or even on a window ledge.

quick and easy rock painting for the holidays
quick and easy rock painting for the holidays
quick and easy rock painting

You’ll see in the video lesson how beautiful the effect of Interference paint is when tilted towards light.

Here are some ideas following this theme:

  • tiny canvas on a tiny easel – both can be purchased at the Dollar Store
  • on an old Cd or DVD, tie a string through the centre and you have a tree ornament, get a bunch together and you can hang them from the ceiling.
  • on blocks of scrap wood, then glue them on a larger piece of wood to look like a forest of trees
  • glue a small block or rock behind it and it can stand up on it’s own
  • seal with an outdoor varnish, place in a see-through bag, tie with a tag and leave it out for someone to find (abandoned art)
  • stocking stuffer
  • write a one word motivational prompt on the back
  • use as a Christmas in July giveaway
  • instead of a button, use a rhinestone
  • create a series, paint the backgrounds a different colour

There are so many things you can do with theme!


quick and easy rock painting

Ready to make this?  this is what I used:

Substrate: Flat’ish oval rock, approximately 2″ x 2.5″

Palette: DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics

  • Raw Umber – DMFA37
  • Phthalo Blue – DMFA23
  • Yellow Oxide – DMFA47
  • Phtalo Green-Yellow – DMFA25
  • Hansa Yellow Medium – DMFA50
  • Titanium White – DMFA39
  • Metallic Gold – DMFA49
  • Interference Blue – DMFA101

Prep: DecoArt Media Black Gesso – DMM19

Stencil: Americana Gloss Enamels Stock-on Stencil: Holiday Cheer – AGS209


  • Royal Aqualon
    • 3/4″ Wash/Glaze Brush – 2700
    • #8 Shader – 2150
    • #2 & 5 Round – 2250
  • Royal Soft-Grip: #5 Bristle Bright – SG1425 3/16″
  • Royal Stencil – 1111


  • E6000 Glue (optional)
  • Palette Paper
  • Palette Knife
  • Water Bucket
  • Paper Towels/Baby Wipes
  • Heat Gun/Hair Drier (optional)
  • tiny button

Quick and Easy Rock Painting for the Holidays

What do you think?

Have you made something like this before?  Do you have any ideas over and above what’s listed? I’d love to hear from you so please post your comments below and if you have pictures of what you’ve made, please post them as well by clicking the little camera icon below.