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Question: What's your favorite entry in Craft Challenge #124, Craftster Rocks?  (Voting closed: August 21, 2018 07:11:04 AM)
a few random doodle rocks - 2 (4.8%)
A rock that looks like....a rock! - 2 (4.8%)
Adara the Fire Dragon - 2 (4.8%)
Free Hugs - 0 (0%)
Froggy - 1 (2.4%)
Longing For Fall - CraftsterRocks Challenge - 1 (2.4%)
Mandala Stone Smiley - 9 (21.4%)
Peter Max Rock - 0 (0%)
Positivity Rocks! - 5 (11.9%)
Rock my skull - 2 (4.8%)
Space Rocks! - 8 (19%)
Starry Night Stone - 7 (16.7%)
Stop to smell the rocks! - 2 (4.8%)
Superhero-themed rocks - 1 (2.4%)
Total Voters: 42

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Topic: Craft Challenge #124 - Craftster Rocks! - Entries Due Aug 1 - 8 - BONUS PRIZE!  (Read 6762 times)
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« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2018 08:57:58 AM »

This is fantastic!  My city also has a hashtag #ApopkaRocks that we use for our rocks around the city and post pics when one is found, are we allowed to use both hashtags?  I'd love to see who finds my rock and see their pics

Of course!  Totally use both!
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« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2018 09:00:12 AM »

Cool! I too have a yard full of rocks. We've been moving them from the back yard to the front, I'm sure I can find a few nice ones to spare for crafting Smiley.

I have acrylic paints and a krylon crystal spray on glaze but the paint nearly always gets smudgy. Those are the things to use according to rock painting sites though, any idea what I'm doing wrong?

I use Krylon, but it's the Crystal Clear Gloss Spray.  I have seen quite a few people use Triple-Thick Crystal Clear Glaze, though.  Is that the one you have?
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« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2018 09:02:58 AM »

I love this craft challenge!  I have a black rock that someone painted that I love!  What do you use to paint the rocks with?  Do you clean them at all before you decorate them?

This idea is great to spread the word about Craftster!

We usually use acrylic paints, the kids have little tubes of them, but the bottles work just as well.   Sometimes I use markers for finer details or writing quotes.  Then I seal with Krylon Crystal Clear Gloss Spray.

Before painting, we wash with dish soap and hot water.  Just let them dry in the sun.  Fortunately, we're in Arizona, so this happens very quickly. Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2018 09:20:45 AM »

bethntim, what a great idea!  How do you have them posted onto instagram when they find them?

I did wash mine b/c I figured the paint would adhere better to a clean rock. 
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« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2018 09:28:17 AM »

I have regular clear coat. It makes everything smudgy, drives me crazy. I'll try again but maybe I'll get some paint markers first.
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« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2018 09:33:50 AM »

bethntim, what a great idea!  How do you have them posted onto instagram when they find them?

I did wash mine b/c I figured the paint would adhere better to a clean rock. 

They use the hashtag ApopkaRocks on Instagram and Facebook
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FWIW, I started painting mine last night. I actually started with some extra Testor's model paint but didn't like the coverage so I switched to a couple coats of various craft paints from Michael's (no primer). I don't want to head out in this heat and get clear coat, so I'm using to Modge Podge both sides tonight. I'm in Virginia and we are HOT here, so it won't take long for these to cure. Smiley

I love this craft challenge!  I have a black rock that someone painted that I love!  What do you use to paint the rocks with?  Do you clean them at all before you decorate them?

This idea is great to spread the word about Craftster!

We usually use acrylic paints, the kids have little tubes of them, but the bottles work just as well.   Sometimes I use markers for finer details or writing quotes.  Then I seal with Krylon Crystal Clear Gloss Spray.

Before painting, we wash with dish soap and hot water.  Just let them dry in the sun.  Fortunately, we're in Arizona, so this happens very quickly. Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2018 10:21:04 AM »

Mod podge is ok in the rain? I always think of it as glue...
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« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2018 10:45:28 AM »

Mod podge is ok in the rain? I always think of it as glue...

I have some that I haven't tried yet for rocks, but it's a green label and called, Mod Podge Outdoor.  Bet that would do it!
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« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2018 11:59:23 AM »

Just for clarification, the rocks need to be painted, right? Not any other form of embellishment.
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