Today, we are exploring painting over glue watercolor technique. When I asked Adrian what he would like to paint, he said a jellyfish.
What you will need:
You can either use a mist bottle or use a sponge to wet the pad before applying watercolors.
Draw the desired picture by applying the glue to the pad.
We also like to apply tape to the perimeter of the watercolor pad to create a matting effect of the finished painting.
Wet the watercolor pad: either with a spray bottle, with a sponge or with a paint brush.
Offer the child to color in the drawing with desired colors.
We are using Epsom lavender salt so the smell is divine too.
Salt is a fun tool to use when experimenting with watercolor painting. Salt painting, or salt technique, is very easy to do, and the results can be surprisingly wonderful as there are infinite watercolor effects that are possible when using salt with watercolor.
When using a salt technique, the saturation level of the paper will determine your final outcome. The drier the paper, the less effect the salt will have, as opposed to placing salt on a very wet pigment will result in a lot of movement and color transfer.
There is a huge array of salts available, and each type will react differently on a pad. Also, what type of paper you use will play an important role. Experiment with different types of salt and different paper and see what appeals to you the most!
These watercolor techniques for kids are exciting and interesting alternatives to basic watercolor painting. Raised glue painting here is similar to the raised salt painting we did in the craft below.
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Whatever technique you choose to employ with your child, make sure you allow plenty of room for self-expression and make it fun!