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Rockin’ good fun!

It’s fun to create this fabulous garden critter from a large rock and a few Resene Testpots.

Rockin’ good fun! - instruction sheet

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Resene kids art with Mark Rayner - Project 81

Difficulty level: Easy

You will need: Large garden rock, Resene Quick Dry waterborne primer undercoat, Resene Testpots in the following colours: Resene Alabaster, Resene Flamingo, Resene Havoc, Resene Nero, Resene Niagara and Resene Resolution Blue, Paintbrushes (including artists’ brushes)

Top tip: To give your garden critter a shiny look, finish it off with a coat of Resene Art Action glaze (gloss).

Here's another idea: This cool cow was painted using Resene Testpots of Resene Alabaster, Resene Desperado and Resene Nero.

Create a garden critter
Rockin’ good fun!

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Step 1
Step one
Make sure the rock is thoroughly clean before applying one coat of Resene Quick Dry. Allow to dry for two hours.
Step 2
Step two
Apply two coats of Resene Niagara to the rock, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 3
Step three
Paint eyes with Resene Alabaster, an open mouth shape with Resene Nero and a tongue with Resene Flamingo. Once dry paint in the centre of each eye with Resene Resolution Blue.
Step 4
Step four
Paint teeth with Resene Alabaster, pupils and eyelashes with Resene Nero, and lips with Resene Havoc. Once dry paint a highlight in each eye with Resene Alabaster. How neat is that?

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