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Salt Watercolor Art...
COLORFUL ART PROJECT - Batik on Paper + Salt Watercolor Experimentation
Chalk in My Pocket: Batik on Paper + Salt Watercolor Experimentation Grab some Elmer's Blue School Gel and "draw" all over a piece of water color paper with it. Let the glue dry, the longer it dries, but more "3D" the painting will appear. We left it 8 hours. Once the glue is dry, paint over your picture and the glue using liquid watercolors. While the watercolors are still wet, sprinkle with salt (any kind in your kitchen will do)
Kid Art Project: Use Elmers Blue School glue and create some sort of pattern, let it dry over night, paint over it in watercolor paint of your choice, and then sprinkle table salt on top.
card by Anne Gaal.... post has a Watercolor Distress Ink Tutorial (in sidebar on Flickr) included
Silk Painting – Salt Technique. www.hanih.com
Watercolour Texture Techniques by *hatefueled on deviantART
What makes this work, besides the tight color relationship in the blues, is the outlining of the multiple layers. This could be a handsome project for very young children if you control the palette when they create the papers.
Brilliant ideas for watercolor -- can't wait to try them !
A beautiful art journal/sketchbook page from artist Alisa Burke. Love Alisa Burke
Lots of watercolor techniques to try with your kiddos
Painting with Watercolors, Glue and Salt
Use glue, salt, and watercolor. The glue makes the colors rise from the paper and the salt creates a 'starburst' look.
Painting with Watercolors, Glue, and Salt. That's really neat!!
Four Leaf Clover Watercolour - reminds me on one I have, pressed in a library card, sadly with one leaf broken apart.
Use white crayon as a resist to draw on a blank page and paint over the design with watercolors