hand lettering rocks

Easy Halloween Hand Lettering Rocks for Beginners

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Have you ever wanted to make those painted rocks with the beautiful hand lettering?

Well here’s an easy and beginner-friendly way to make your own Halloween hand lettering rock paintings using transfer paper.

This spooky rock painting craft is a part of another post called, 31 Days of Halloween Rocks, check it out for more boo-tiful rock painting ideas.

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Rock Hunting 101

  • Start by searching in your own backyard for rocks to paint. Public areas such as parks and hiking trails are great places to find rocks.
  • It’s against the law to remove rocks or even leave your painted rocks in National or State Parks.
  • You can even try home improvement stores, a local garden center, or stone yard to purchase your rocks.
  • Next, it’s time to clean the rocks using soapy water to remove dust or dirt. Let them dry completely before starting the project.

places to find rocks

How to Hand-letter Rocks for Beginners:

Materials Needed:

  1. Apply a coat of black and purple craft paint on your rocks. Let it dry completely before moving on.
  2. Find a font that you like and use text editors like MS Word or Google Docs. Simply type your spooky word in your chosen font and size for your rock.
  3. Print out your word and cut a piece of transfer paper. Lay the transfer paper face down with your printed word on top.
  4. Simply trace the letters on your rock using a pencil.
  5. Remove papers and use a fine point paint pen to trace over your outline.
  6. Decorate your rocks. The Hocus Pocus rock has an extra layer of Extreme Glitter Purple Paint by FolkArt.

Helpful Rock Painting Tips…

  • Acrylic craft paint is water-based, fast-drying, but also easy to clean off of skin.
  • Read our post on 35 acrylic painting tips that will blow your mind!
  • Follow the directions on the clear sealer spray and be sure to use in a well-ventilated area such as outside.

Here are some more Halloween Rock Painting Ideas:

  • Witches
  • Spiders
  • Skeletons
  • Pumpkins & Jack O’ Lanterns
  • Black Cats
  • Sugar Skulls
  • Frankenstein
  • Dracula
  • Mummies
  • Zombies
  • Werewolves
  • Tombstones
  • Scarecrow
  • Monsters

Extra Craft Items to use to for Halloween Rocks:

Have you made your own Halloween Hand Lettering Rock Painting?

 If so, let me know in the comments below.

 Also, share your rock art in Rock Painting Guide’s Facebook Group page, here.

There you can post your rock painting questions, give advice on rock painting, share your rock art, and join the fun with our amazing rock painters beginners and pros!

Happy Haunting!