Rocks painted with homemade alcohol ink

Rock painted by Rockinthebeach

Aren't these rocks beautiful?! Aren't these rocks beautiful?! Since I spotted them on Rockingthebeach Instagram account, I'm crazy to try the technique.

I reached out to ask her how to do that and she was so amazing and generous!

"They were painted with homemade ink, using deconstructed Sharpies", Terry told me. 

Supplies Needed
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Take the pens apart, slit open the inside sponge and place in a small bottle containing alcohol 91%. Then let it sit a bit.

Drip a few drops of the alcohol ink onto your rock and let the ink spread.
You can help move it around by blow on it. Wait. Add more drops of alcohol ink until you think your rock art is done.

Be aware that alcohol inks can stain hands, clothes and some surfaces. Be sure to prep your work area with proper protection and don't forget to use a pair of latex gloves.

For more ideas:
Instagram Word Rocks Project
Pinterest Word Rocks Project