Tuesday, June 6, 2017

DIY Rock Painting Cactus

Cacti are not found just in the desert! It's easy to paint cactus rocks using our Allure Adhesive Paints or our Sharpie Paint Pens. Create a cacti garden for dad for father's day! Pick smooth rocks from your garden, or come in to buy our bags of rocks. While you're here, pick up a couple of pots or trays in which you'll create your cacti garden. He'll be able to display it on his desk, or his man cave!

As a side note, some people use the word cactus when referring to multiple plants, but the proper name is cacti which is the plural of cactus.

As you can see, painting rocks is very easy. The cactus version is our favorite! Simply paint your rocks with green paints. Use different shades of green to create a more vibrant garden. Let dry completely. Then use white paint to create the needles. Use a very fine paint brush to do this. Refer to the pictures for inspiration.

Once the paint is dry, make sure to use a good sealer to protect the surface and to give it a nice shinny finish. Come in and we'll help you pick the right sealer for your project.

For the rock cactus below, we actually glued multiple rocks together to create a prickly pear cactus shape. We glued a little bit of tissue paper to the top to create the cactus flower. Add sand to a flower pot and insert your rock in the sand. Make sure it's deep enough so it doesn't fall over.

You can use any type of container. Just add sand and place multiple rock cacti to create a mini cacti garden. How adorable!

Here are the paints that were used in this project:

Allure Dimensional Design Adhesive Paint (now on sale $2.97 through June 18, 2017 - reg. $3.99)
Made from pure pigments, this paint gives your projects incredible vibrancy.

•  Formulated with TechniSheen™ color enhancing technology
•  Multi-Surface
•  Retains a dimensional shape
•  Washer/Dryer safe
•  Acid Free

Sharpie Oil-Based Paint Pens - comes in a variety of colors.
• Oil-based markers dry in minutes.
• Resists fading and smearing.
• Works on virtually any surface.
• Paint pens are AP-certified non-toxic and xylene-free.

The supplies featured here are available at our Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop store in Monroe, WA. (while supplies last). If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call us at 360-794-6745 ext. 0, or stop by and we'll be happy to help you.

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