Oct 3: Share a Rainbow Day

Share a Rainbow Day October 3

When we heard about the awesome event Word Rocks Project was doing for Share a Rainbow Day, we were so excited at the thought of all these rainbow rocks being placed for others to find. Rock painters from all over the world have been busy painting rainbow rocks — will you join us?

What is Share a Rainbow Day?

The idea is that on October 3, rock painters from around the world will join together to place painted rocks featuring a rainbow — we'll sprinkle our communities with some color and spread some smiles and happiness.

How may I participate?

It's easy!

  • Step 1: PAINT rocks with a rainbow. Be creative — any deign will do, as long as it includes the essence of a rainbow.
  • Step 2: FOLLOW your rock's journey. This step is optional (but, fun!) Get an ID to add to your rock so you can see where it travels.
  • Step 3: PLACE your rock (anywhere) on October 3.
  • Step 4: SMILE knowing your rocks will be spreading smiles as they're found.

New to painting rocks? We've got everything you need to know in our beginner's guide to getting started with rock painting.

Connect with other rock painters from around the world on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and share your works of art, or look at theirs and be inspired.

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I'd love some ideas!

Check out our gallery for inspiration.

What rock painting supplies did you use?

All of the rocks displayed above are smooth river stones that were first primed using acrylic paint. Acrylic paint is really going to be your best bet because it provides nice coverage, it dries quickly, comes in a wonderful array of colors (and, it's pretty inexpensive!).

For the drawings and words, we used a combination of fine tip Posca paint markers and medium tip Posca paint markers. We like these markers because they allow for fine detail work (like lettering) and they dry quickly.

After you've painted your rock, you'll want to seal it. If you're adding a label (like an ID from GoRock to follow your rock), you can apply the label with a decoupage medium like Modge Podge. But, keep in mind that this is basically like glue. I placing your rocks outdoors, you'll need to add a waterproof finishing sealant, like this acrylic varnish (we like the gloss finish because it makes our rocks nice and shiny).

Our beginner's guide to getting started with rock painting has more details about specific brands we recommend and tips & techniques.

Watching rainbows travel

These rainbow painted rocks have been tagged with an ID from GoRock and have been travelling the world. It's fun to see where they travel and wonderful to read the stories from those who find them. Join GoRock to follow the journey of your painted rocks.

Rock painting tutorials | rainbows

We've put together a few tutorials to show some ideas for rainbow painted rocks for Share a Rainbow Day on October 3.

Have you any painted any rainbows?
Comment below and inspire others! ⬇️

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