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Halloween Rock Painting Ideas (Alcohol Inks Edition)

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Easy Halloween Rock Painting Crafts with Alcohol Inks

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If you like creating with alcohol inks as much as I do then you are in the right place!

In this Halloween Rock Painting alcohol inks edition, you will find some fun beginner-friendly rock craft ideas to create.  

This spooky rock painting craft is a part of another post called, 31 Days of Halloween Rocks, check it out for more boo-tiful rock painting ideas.

If you never used alcohol inks before, read my beginner-friendly guide on using alcohol inks on rocks.

If you’re new to rock painting, go to Start Here to get all the beginner rock painting tips and find out the best tools and supplies to use!

Rock Painting 101 Highlights

  • Start by searching in your own backyard for rocks to paint. Public areas such as parks and hiking trails are great places to find rocks.
  • It’s against the law to remove rocks or even leave your painted rocks in National or State Parks.
  • You can even try home improvement stores, a local garden center, or stone yard to purchase your rocks.
  • Next, it’s time to clean the rocks using soapy water to remove dust or dirt. Let them dry completely before starting the project.
jack o lantern rock painting

Materials Needed:

Alcohol Inks Jack O- Lantern Rock Painting:

  1. Apply a coat of white craft paint. Let it dry completely before moving on.
  2. Put on your gloves before painting with alcohol inks. It will stain your skin. Using a paintbrush, paint on orange alcohol ink over your rock.
  3. You can use brown alcohol ink to paint lines. Then dip your brush in blending solution or rubbing alcohol and go over your brown lines to lighten.
  4. Use a black paint to make your jack o’ lantern face.
halloween rock painting
Drip Alcohol Ink on Rock
halloween rock painting
Use Straw to Blow Ink Upward
halloween rock painting
Create Monster Face

Easy Alcohol Inks Monster Rock Painting:

  1. Apply a coat of white craft paint. Let it dry completely before moving on.
  2. Using a foam pouncer to dab bright green alcohol ink on your rock monster.
  3. Drip blue alcohol ink on the bottom of your rock and use a straw to blow the ink upward creating a spreading effect. Continue this step until you are happy with the outcome.
  4. Let your monster rocks dry before white craft paint or paint pen to make the face. FYI, the alcohol ink may bleed through the white craft paint so 2 or more coats may be needed.


halloween rock painting

Helpful Rock Painting Tips…

  • Be sure to protect your work surface by using paper plates or something similar while using alcohol inks.
  • Be sure to use alcohol ink in a well-ventilated area, due to the strong alcohol odors.
  • Acrylic craft paint is water-based, fast-drying, but also easy to clean off of skin.
  • Read 25 Hacks Every Artist Should Know for clothing stain removal tips and other great painting tips.
  • Follow the directions on the clear sealer spray and be sure to use in a well-ventilated area such as outside.

For more Alcohol Inks Rock Crafts, check these out!


Here are some more Halloween Rock Painting Ideas:

  • Witches
  • Spiders
  • Skeletons
  • Pumpkins & Jack O’ Lanterns
  • Black Cats
  • Sugar Skulls
  • Frankenstein
  • Dracula
  • Mummies
  • Zombies
  • Werewolves
  • Tombstones
  • Scarecrow
  • Monsters

Extra Craft Items to use to for Halloween Rocks:

Have you made your own Halloween Rocks with Alcohol Inks?

 If so, let me know in the comments below.

 Also, share your rock art in Rock Painting Guide’s Facebook Group page, here or at the top of the page in the Community section.

There you can post your rock painting questions, give advice on rock painting, share your rock art, and join the fun with our amazing rock painters beginners and pros!

Happy Haunting!

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