How to Paint Unicorn Rocks Four Different Ways

Four Different Ways to Paint Unicorn Rocks The only thing more magical than a unicorn is a painted unicorn rock! These unicorn rocks are so fun to make and there is a different style for every rock painting skill level. From using paint markers and acrylic paint to learning how to use watercolors on rocks, there’s a lot of fun techniques listed below for painting unicorn rocks.

How to Paint a Unicorn Rock

FINDING THE RIGHT ROCKS (affiliate rocks provided for convenience)

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SEALING YOUR UNICORN ROCKS

After you complete one of the designs shown below, you’ll want to seal your finished painted rock to keep it from fading or chipping. Here are a few of my favorite sealants.

UNICORN ROCKS USING PAINT PENS

These unicorn rocks are super easy to make and a ton of fun. They are also the perfect kindness rocks to hide outside for someone to find.Unicorn Painted Rocks

Supplies

See the video here and the step-by-step direction below:

Directions for Unicorn Face Rock

  1. Start with a white painted rock. I like to use a flat white flat paint + primer spray. You can also just paint the rock white using white acrylic paint.
  2. With pencil, lightly sketch a unicorn face design. 

2. Add gold details using a gold paint pen

3.  Add colorful flowers using extra fine tipped Posca paint pen markers. When doing the flowers add the main color first and then go over with a second color once the first color is dry. For the eyes, use a black fine liner pen.

4. Add a touch of sparkle by using clear glitter nail polish. How to Paint Unicorn Rocks

Directions for Unicorn Cake Rock

  1. Start with a white painted rock. I like to use a flat white flat paint + primer spray. You can also just paint the rock white using white acrylic paint.
  2. Slightly outline a unicorn cake design onto the rock.
  3. Add details with colored paint markers and a gold paint pen.
  4. Add outlines with a black fine liner pen.How to Paint Unicorn Rocks

UNICORN ROCKS USING WATERCOLORS

Many people don’t realize that watercolors can be used on rocks. They are perfect for creating lighter, blended designs. The key is just to know how to make them work. How to Paint Unicorn Rocks

Supplies for Watercolor Unicorn Rocks

Directions for Watercolor Unicorn Rocks

  1. With a pencil, draw a silhouette of a unicorn onto the rock. If you are having trouble drawing one freehand, print one from online onto card stock, cut it out and then trace the outline onto the rock.
  2. Paint the inside of the unicorn outline with white acrylic paint.
  3. With watercolors, paint the areas of the unicorn that you want to have in color.
  4. Add a cloud if you want an area to write a message.
  5. With a black fine liner pen outline the unicorn silhouette and add additional details like an eye and nostril. How to Paint Unicorn RocksHow to Paint Unicorn Rocks

UNICORN ROCKS USING ACRYLIC PAINTHow to paint unicorn rocks

Supplies

Directions

  1. Start with a white painted rock. I like to use a flat white flat paint + primer spray. You can also just paint the rock white using white acrylic paint.
  2. With pencil, lightly sketch a unicorn design.
  3. Paint the background color first. Then paint the unicorn mane, tail and horn.
  4. Outline the unicorn with a black fine liner pen and add eye and nose details.

How to Paint Unicorn RocksHow to Paint Unicorn RocksIf you paint any unicorn rocks I’d love to see what you create. Come show me on Instagram or Facebook! I love to share examples of my tutorials being made!

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How to Paint Unicorn Rocks - 4 unicorn rock tutorials

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