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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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« on: July 02, 2018 12:54:52 PM »

Craft Challenge #124 - Craftster Rocks! - Entries Due August 1 - 8

Winner Announced!

Congrats to our winning entry by stonesoft!

Check out the full project thread for this awesome project, and the challenge blog as well!

Have you ever been the recipient of a RAOK (random act of kindness), or perhaps stumbled upon a painted rock along your journeys?  Didn't that one little moment just feel amazing?  Let's spread more of those moments!  This month, we are rockin' it out Cheesy and challenging YOU to paint and hide a rock!  We're going to be spreading creativity and joy all throughout our communities and travels. Kiss

The challenge is simple, really!  Find a rock.  Paint it.  Label it with #CraftsterRocks.  Hide it. Cheesy  If you create a set of [obviously] themed rocks, you may enter the entire set as one entry.  The minimum requirement is just to paint and hide one rock, though! Smiley  Your entry must contain a photo of your painted rock.  If you want, you can include in progress photos or even a photo where you've hidden it, too!

Here are some basic guidelines and best practices for rock painting:

1. Always be mindful of the environment and respectful of the community guidelines that already exist.
2. Seal each rock thoroughly.  Do not add or attach anything other than a securely-adhered label, as trinkets and attachments can pose littering and choking risks for animals.  Many use Mod Podge for attaching the labels to the back, followed by spray sealing the entire rock with at least two coats.
3. Do not hide rocks in national parks, state parks, or on private property.
4. Craftster, Pinterest and Facebook are great places to find inspiration for colorful creations and creative messages.

Printable Labels
We've created some printable sheets of itty bitty labels, if you need one for the bottom of your rock.  You can always just paint or use paint marker on the bottom of your rock instead of attaching a label, too.  Totally up to you!  These PDFs print on standard 8.5x11 printer paper.  Print which size you need, cut out a label and attach it to your rock.  Most people use Mod Podge or craft glue to adhere it prior to sealing the entire rock.

Facebook Group (optional fun!)
Sometimes when people find rocks "out in the wild," they take a photo and share it on Facebook with the rock's hashtag or group.  If you want to join a group for #craftsterrocks, we've just created it here!  Craftster Rocks #craftsterrocks group on Facebook.  Just request to join and myself, kittykill or rackycoo will get you added! Smiley

  • Craft your project during this challenge period (July 2 - August 8, 2018) only.  Projects created before this timeframe will be excluded from the voting poll.
  • Each participant can enter ONE project (Although your entry can have multiple components to it).
  • Post your craft during the period of August 1 - August 8 2018. No sooner.  No later.  On August 2, there will be a special folder created for entries.  We will reply with the folder/board link here on this thread.
  • Voting will happen from August 13 - 20 2018.
  • The winner will be officially announced on our first business Monday of the next month, in our monthly newsletter, on this thread, and on the Craftster blog!  We will contact you via Private Message, after the announcement, to get your prize package information.
  • If cheating of any sort is discovered, the applicable entry and votes will be disqualified.

It's probably impossible to know whether your project is 100% original, has never been posted on Craftster or made by anyone else in the past.  But if your project was definitely inspired by something you've seen before, please give credit to that project.

Bonus Prize This Month!
At the end, we'll set up a poll right here and the first place winner will get...
(1) their project in the Featured Projects area
(2) their project in the Craftster Blog
(3) this Craftster prize (winner can receive prize in U.S. or non-U.S.):  Their choice of any one item from one of Craftster's online shops!

(4) This month's bonus prize is a set of permanent metallic markers!  Water-based, quick-dry, acid-free and non-toxic ink.  They're perfect for painting rocks, art mugs, designing ATCs, scrapbooking and more.

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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2018 02:04:50 PM »

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!
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2018 02:23:56 PM »

So I just found a rock in my stash a few days ago and put it aside to craft with....so this was meant to be  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2018 03:17:49 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2018 04:22:02 PM »

Ok, so I went to one of my local beaches to get some rocks.  They were too tiny.  If clam shells could be used for this, I would be in luck!  So I went in my backyard and had more luck-the idiot landlord tore it up and all the bigger rocks were unearthed.

I couldn't wait to get started so I have already rinsed them and have them sitting in a bowl of water with dishwashing detergent.  I'll rinse and boil them and then start to paint!

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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2018 06:27:00 PM »

This will be fun!

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« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2018 07:12:23 PM »

This looks like so much fun!


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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2018 07:25:32 PM »

Fun! I have a ton of rocks in my front yard from the beach so they're nice and smooth...perfect for painting!

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« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2018 06:19:33 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?

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« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2018 07:18:07 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

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