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Painting With Watercolors, Glue & Salt

Painting With Watercolors, Glue & Salt
Ever since our adventure with “secret message watercolor painting” the munchkin has been enamored with his watercolors. So this week we decided to mix things up a bit by painting with watercolors, clear Elmer’s glue and salt. Isn’t the final result neat? The idea for using glue and salt with watercolors came from Pinterest. I kept seeing pins with notes about sprinkling salt on wet watercolors or using glue to create designs on top of the paint. Finally I saw this post about combining the two techniques and I was like, that’s it, we’re doing this. As you can see in the photo above, the munchkin was super into this activity. We used canvases for our paintings because I had some around, but watercolor paper would work equally well. After setting everything up the process was simple and fun! So, kinda like cloud watching, the munchkin was all about seeing shapes in the blobs of glue. After adding the glue the final step was sprinkling salt around on the painting. Frequently Asked Questions

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