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Curious Campers Rocks – a beginners guide to rock painting

We love spending a few hours rock painting and since we discovered rock painting pens the whole thing has become sooo much more satisfying.

 

#CuriousCampersRocks

We’re leaving our rocks at special places that we visit (places we really love). The idea is that whoever finds a rock will take it and rehide it, at a place that they think is great. Simple really.

We hope it will shine a spotlight on a few fabulous locations that we have right across the UK.

 

Beginners guide to rock painting

For those of you that would like to paint a few rocks for yourself, it’s pretty simple (or at least the ones that we paint are).

Rocks

You can find rocks just about anywhere. We dug a few holes in the garden to start us off, then we spotted a few muddy paths closeby and we collected a bucket full in no time at all.

When it comes to deciding which ones to paint, well that is entirely up to you. You’ll get a feel for what you like, so go with it.

Cleaning

Once you’ve collected the rocks you’ll need to give them a good clean.

Knock away any big lumps of dirt. Next soak them in warm soapy water for a few minutes, then scrub away the dirt.

Pat dry with a towel and let them air dry before painting.

Paints & brushes

The best paint for rocks is definitely acrylic paint. It coats really well and the colours tend to be vibrant.

We headed to our local The Works and got a big pack of acrylic paints for only a few pounds.

We opted for a variety pack of brushes that have worked a treat, but make sure there is a fine, medium and broader tip as you’ll make good use of these.

We’ve also bought a pack of Posca rock painting pens and these are fantastic. They made it a whole lot more fun.

Sealing

To make sure your finished rocks stay looking good, give them a spray with a clear acrylic lacquer spray.

Now go for it and paint…..!

 

Here’s how we painted our rocks

Step #1 – paint a white background on which to paint – in the shape of your caravan.

 

Step #2 – Paint a door

Step #3 – Chose a colour for your caravan and paint the body colour.

Step #4 – Using the Posca Pens draw an outline around the caravan and add various details.

 

Step #5 – Photo. Post. Rehide.

So if you find one of these little beauties, here’s what to do:

Photo

Take a photo of yourself and the stone.

Post

Share your image and post #CuriousCampersRocks to our social sites; Twitter @Curious_Campers, Facebook @weloveourcaravan

Rehide

Hold on to the rock and rehide it when you next visit a place that you love, so the next person that comes along can find and rehide it.

 

 

#weloveourcaravan

Curious Campers is for families that love their caravan, just like us.

We hope to champion caravanning and shine a spotlight on beautiful and unusual places that we and our kids find fascinating and fun, sharing tips we’ve discovered along the way.

So when we go somewhere a bit special or find something we like, we write about it, because we want to share that joy with other people, just like you.

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