THE GOAL IS SIMPLE…TO PROMOTE the message that Diversity is what makes the world special.
IF YOU DO CHOOSE TO CREATE INSPIRATIONAL PAINTED ROCKS, HERE’S HOW:
STEP #1 YOU WILL NEED SOME ROCKS!
3” to 5” flat smooth rocks work best. Try your local craft of home improvement store.
STEP #2 PREPARE THE ROCKS
Rinse them off in cool or warm water. Make sure they are completely dry before you begin to paint.
STEP #3 CREATE YOUR ARTWORK
Draw your image, design or words in pencil or chalk first. You can use acrylic paints, oils paint (takes a while to dry), oil based paint pens. I have found any acrylics paints work well. So far I like Uni paint pens the best! They come in an array of colors and point sizes. Sharpie oil based pens are good too. All of these can be found on Amazon.
BE SURE TO ADD…#THEDIVERSITYROCKSPROJECT to the back of each rock you drop so others can join us and share their pictures when they find one, that way you can follow the journey of your rock…
STEP #4 FINALLY, PAINT OR SPRAY ON A COAT OF NON-TOXIC CLEAR SEALANT
This will protect the artwork from the elements and the paint from altering the environment.
*When dropping your rocks or installing an Inspiration Garden, be sure to acquire permission from the business or community owners. It is our goal to promote respect and consideration for others while spreading our message. It is frowned upon to drop anything in our National forests and National Parks, where they have a LNT (Leave No Trace) policy for visitors.
NEVER EVER LEAVE MARKERS OR PAINT FOR OTHERS TO ADD INSPIRATION, AS YOU CANNOT BE SURE THAT PEOPLE WILL BE RESPECTFUL TO THE ENVIRONMENT!