Bumble Bees Rock!

This was another easy painting-on-rocks project.

Materials: Black, gold and white acrylic paint and paint brushes; a bit of aluminum screening; a bit of thin wire for attaching the wings.

It was a simple task of painting each rock black with gold stripes, then painting on the little eyes and antennae. I also used an acrylic spray sealant in case I want to put them outside in the garden.

For each set of wings, I cut a rounded, oblong shape from the mesh screening, pinched it together in the middle, then wound a piece of wire through it and wound the wire around the centre of each rock to hold the wings securely in place. You could also use a glue gun, but I wanted to try the wire, and it worked just fine.

Voila! Little bumble bees for the garden.

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Ladybugs rock!

I’ve noticed a lot of ladybug painted rocks online, so I thought I’d try my hand at making some of my own.
I started by painting a few small, smooth stones with black acrylic paint.Once dry, I used a pencil to outline where I’d be painting their red wings.
Then, I painted the areas with a couple of coats of red acrylic paint.
Next, I added the black polka dots by dipping the eraser at the end of my pencil into the black paint and dabbing the polka dots onto the red areas. What an easy way to paint small, perfectly round circles!

Then I used white paint and a bit more black to paint on the eyes.

Once dry, I sprayed them with a clear matte protective finish.
Definitely one of the easiest painting projects I’ve ever done—with fantastic results.

I plan to paint a bunch of them to place around my garden.

Here they are social distancing. 🙂

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