Next thing I did was paint every rock a different color of green. I added white or yellow to a basic green and painted a few rock, added some dark green or black in and painted a couple more....Get the idea? Don't make it too hard cause it is suppose to be a fun project. I did a web search and found a whole lot of info on painted rock cactus and I started painting mine just however I wanted and however I thought they would look as a caricature of a cactus. I actually found some that looked like real cactus and I thought it was too much work and some that were even too primitive for me. Check out Pinterest for some ideas.
So after painting all my rocks green and getting ideas from various online spots I started painting my rocks and detailing them.
From top left...
- dashed lines all across the top and down each side
- lighter colored lines that I made x's on and put a dot in the middle of each x.
- just lighter dots
- x's gone wrong here...I made what looked like flowers and put yellow dots in the middle
- a flower on the cactus. Before I did the messed up flower I used various shades of green in a highlighting technique...fancy word cause I actually smeared paint on till I liked how it looked
- dashed dark lines on lighter green
- light x's on dark green
- a rock that had natural pock marks that I just painted green and left it alone
- once again I slapped some light and dark lines on until I liked how it looked then added white lines and x's with dots in them to simulate spines and stickers.
- dots and spikey lines.
Hope this answered some of the questions I was asked. I was surprised at the number of sites that popped up when I Googled painted rocks and then painted cactus rocks. Give it a try. This was a fun project.