Wednesday, 26 December 2018

365 Day Rock Painting Challenge

The Taff Rocks 365 Day Rock Painting Challenge starts here. If you're new to painting rocks check out our publication on Painting Rocks. For ideas on where to hide them, or even where not to hide them, check out our Frequently Asked Questions Index. This will also make suggestions on a basic shopping list to get started.

Each page listed below will include a prompt or an idea for each day, resulting in 365 by the 31st December 2019. But these can be started at any time during the year.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

How to add images or posts to the Taff Rocks group

In order to add images or text only posts to Taff Rocks, they need to be added to the Facebook Group and not the public Facebook Page. The public Facebook Page does not accept posts and images from non-admin members. To find out why this is, click here

The first thing you need to do is become a Member of the Taff Rocks Facebook Group.  

Once your membership request has been approved by admin, you can now add your images and posts. These will also require admin approval, but you only need to add a post once.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Congratulations to our first ever competition winner!

Congratulations to 13-year-old Sadie, one of our 'rockers', on winning Taff Rocks' first ever competition, with prizes other than the use of the winning image. We were looking for a Festive Header for our Facebook Group.  

Her rock, a wonderful little snow globe with a snowman and fur trees is centre of attention of her piece. Behind her rock is a lovely festive heart-shaped berry garland and the whole display is framed by silver tinsel and some tiny little fairy lights.

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Festive Header Competition

Festive header competition with an awesome prize!

This competition is now closed!

Saturday, 3 November 2018

25mm Pin / Button Badges

Here at Taff Rocks HQ, we're a little excited! These arrived today!

Pin badges, or button badges with "I ❤️ Taff Rocks" on them. They're 25mm pieces with a metal pin. Because of the size and the pin, they are unsuitable for babies and small children.

How can you get one?

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

We made it to a community newsletter!

A little while ago, one of our members put this idea into my head here at Taff Rocks HQ. 

He suggested that adding an article in a community magazine would raise the profile of such an enriching, outdoor family activity, and would help the community get involved. Invest Local Ynysowen contacted us with more details and we wrote an article for the Ynysowen Newsletter. 

Time went on, events happened, and the article slipped to the back of our minds. Then, this morning, having learned that we'd hit 500+ new members last night, the newsletter fell onto the doormat here at Taff Rocks HQ.

Monday, 15 October 2018

Creating a simple Rock Doggo (Dog)

Rock Doggo! Or, a simple dog face on a rock. Excellent for beginners but yet adorable enough for hardened "Rockers". Four simple shapes with two colours. Of course, there's nothing wrong with you changing it for yourself.

I found this idea when searching the internet for simple painted rock ideas. I created these two and wanted to share a tutorial with you.

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

How to create a Snowman on a Rock

Snowmen are known for being a little 'flakey' but not these guys, or girls!   

It's snowtime folks! Let's create a simple snowman on a rock for the cosy, cold nights in and create warm memories with family and friends! Create them anytime!

In this tutorial, Taff Rocks will show you how to paint a snowman, in two different ways, each as simple and effective as the next. We will also show you some choices you can add or leave out.

Thursday, 4 October 2018

What happens if you outline after sealing a rock?

Here at "Taff Rocks HQ", we usually use a variety of media to create works of rock art with, acrylic paints, Posca paint pens, Sharpies, Pilot paint pens and recently, we tried out these STA Metallic Pens.

The white pen from this particular brand, takes time to "develop", not sure if it's just this pack or the brand in general.

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Seasonal Rock Tutorial

The latest addition to our tutorials index is

Painting a rock for each season of the year.

This tutorial looks at:
All four seasons, preparation, painting, suggested colours and finally, sealing your work.

Click the image above, or here, to go directly to the tutorial.

Or click here for the tutorial index

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Taff Rocks Artists Required

With the group growing on a daily basis, there may come a time when we literally run out of rocks for seekers to find!

We are looking for artists (known as "rockers"), both young and young at heart, who can spare a little time, either on their own or with their family, to create painted masterpieces for Taff Rocks.

We will also gladly welcome members of community groups who want to paint rocks as a joint effort.

Monday, 10 September 2018

Tutorial Authors Needed

We, at Taff Rocks, want as many of our rockers / members to get involved with every part of the group. Which also includes preparing tutorials for publication here on our blog. We want to help new rockers with inspiration as well as prepare and paint rocks and also help seasoned rockers with some inspiration.

If you can answer 'yes' to each question here, then why not give this some thought.

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Facebook Group Remembrance Header Competition

Taff Rocks is holding a competition and the winner will have their image used as the Facebook Group Header in November.

This competition in now closed!

Drop a Poppy

Remembrance Sunday this year falls on Sunday 11th November, 100 years since the end of the First World War. On this day, we remember the contribution of all the service men and women in both the World Wars and later conflicts.

Taff Rocks would like to invite you to participate in this "inspirational event", by creating poppy rocks in the comfort of your own home and sharing them out in the community.

You can chose to write the name of a fallen officer / soldier from your local Cenotaph or a family member or friend. You can hide it for others to find or take it to you local war memorial in time for the 11th November. 

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Poppy Rock Tutorials

A tutorial, to complement the upcoming Poppy Drop, has been added to the list of tutorials.

How to Paint a Poppy on a Rock

It includes to:
Preparation, painting and sealing your work

Click here or the image above to go directly to the Poppy tutorial index, there are three tutorial there showing three different styles of poppy for you to pant.

Click here if you'd like to see the whole list of tutorials

Friday, 31 August 2018


Autumn (Fall) is coming, which means ... Halloween!!!!!!!!!!!

A night of mischievousness from little ghosts and skeletons knocking on doors, trick or treating and generally having fun.

Of course, its origins go way back to Celtic times, but we at Taff Rocks want to celebrate it our way - with rocks! As well as have fun your way on the night itself.

Monday, 20 August 2018


Autumn is fast approaching! But you don't need Taff Rocks to tell you this, you only have to look at the trees and see the yellows, browns and crimsons coming through.

The start of autumn, meteorologically, begins on the 1st or September or the 22nd / 23rd September if you 'work' from the astronomical calendar.

For the month of September, Taff Rocks would like to invite you to participate in their Autumn-Fest month of autumnal rock creations in the comfort of your own home and with your family.

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Word Rock Week

As a new "rock group", we want to encourage participation from members and invite new members to join in. With this in mind, Taff Rocks would like to invite you to participate in their "Word Rock Week" starting Monday 20th August 2018.

Any time, before, during or after the week, create a rock, or a few rocks, with simple, inspirational and positive words on. Share your images in the Taff Rocks  Facebook group ...

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Uncool Places to Hide Rocks

There are many cool places to hide rocks, in a previous post, we listed 20. However, there are also some uncool places to hide them too.  

Here are a few, if you have any other suggestions for uncool places, add them below.

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Cool Places to Hide Painted Rocks

20 Cool Places to Hide Your Rocks!  

Once you have created your amazing rock of art, where are some good places to hide them? Ones where they have a better chance of being found and ones that are not going to cause an accident. At al times, try your best to make sure that little ones can see and find them.

This list can go on forever, but here are some ideas for you ...

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

How to Prepare and Paint Rocks

A new page has been added to the list of tutorials.

How to Prepare and Paint Rocks

It looks at cleaning, priming, painting, and sealing 

Click here or the image above to go directly to the tutorial.

Or click here to check out the tutorial index

Thursday, 2 August 2018

The Rocks Movement

Painting rocks has become a movement. We are all different and yet all the same.  We all want to [feel] loved.

In this case, it's kindness. It feels good to share kindness and to receive kindness. 

We paint and hide rocks as an act of kindness to unexpectedly brighten someone's day. We don't paint rocks for ourselves.

It isn't about the best. All rocks do the same thing. They make a person smile. 

It's for all ages and abilities. 

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

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