This Halloween rock painting alcohol inks edition, you will find some fun beginner-friendly rock craft ideas to create.  

alcohol ink rocks

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If you like creating with alcohol inks as much as I do then you are in the right place!  

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.

If you never used alcohol inks before, read my beginner-friendly guide on using alcohol inks on rocks.

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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

Alcohol Inks Jack O- Lantern Rock Painting:

Materials Needed:

  1. Apply a coat of white craft paint. Let it dry completely before moving on.
  2. Put on your gloves before painting with alcohol inks. It will stain your skin. Using a paintbrush, paint on orange alcohol ink over your rock.
  3. You can use brown alcohol ink to paint lines. Then dip your brush in blending solution or rubbing alcohol and go over your brown lines to lighten.
  4. Use a black paint to make your jack o’ lantern face.

jack o lantern rock painting

Easy Alcohol Inks Monster Rock Painting:

  1. Apply a coat of white craft paint. Let it dry completely before moving on.
  2. Using a foam pouncer to dab bright green alcohol ink on your rock monster.
  3. Drip blue alcohol ink on the bottom of your rock and use a straw to blow the ink upward creating a spreading effect. Continue this step until you are happy with the outcome.
  4. Let your monster rocks dry before white craft paint or paint pen to make the face. FYI, the alcohol ink may bleed through the white craft paint so 2 or more coats may be needed.
halloween rock painting

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.

More Alcohol Ink Painted Rocks to try!

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 Painted Rocks with Alcohol Inks?

 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!