Have you tried rock painting with FolkArt Color Shift paint? Painted rocks are a great way to show off the color shifting properties of this paint. The rounded, dimensional surface allows light to hit the paint at different angles showcasing the color shift. I made a rainbow of Color Shift rock monsters using googly eyes from the dollar store!
DIY COLOR SHIFT ROCK MONSTERS
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE COLOR SHIFT ROCK MONSTERS
The star of the show for this project is the Color Shift paint. The metallic finish will really make your rocks stand out! From left to right, the colors I used were: Raspberry Flash, Pink Flash, Orange Flash, Yellow Flash, Aqua Flash, Blue Violet Flash, Plum Flash, and Purple Flash.
Once my rocks were painted, I used my handy Mod Podge Ultra gloss spray to adhere the googly eyes to the rocks. This formula has a super strong hold, and it is outdoor-friendly!
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MAKING EASY MONSTER ROCKS
I made this short video to show you how easy it is to make these color-shifting rock monsters. I have plenty of other creative videos on my YouTube channel. Hop over and subscribe so you don’t miss any of them. It’s totally free!
USING COLOR SHIFT TO PAINT ROCKS
These are my best tips for getting beautiful results with Color Shift paint:
- Start with a dark base. I used river rocks that were already black, but if you are using a different kind of rock I recommend giving it a base coat of black paint before using the Color Shift.
- Use multiple coats. Some colors of Color Shift cover better than others. The purple colors cover in one or two coats, while the yellow paint needs 3 or 4 coats to reach full opacity.
- Use a soft paintbrush. All metallic paints show brushstrokes, so use the softest brushes you have.
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