Black Glue Watercolor Painting
Mix black paint with some white glue, outline a drawing and use watercolor paints to fill in the spaces to create a beautiful painting! This is one kind of project that you can whip out anytime, just prepare a half full bottle of white glue by adding in some black craft paint and you have an art project all ready to go when the boredom bug bites!
Recently I did Halloween watercolor paintings using this technique and I really love it. This is a two part project which is great for the classroom because it will keep the kids busy for a few days. First prepare your glue bottles by pouring in a bit of black craft paint, then give it a good shake to mix it well. You’ll start with a drawing or even a printout, keep it simple though because tracing the drawing with the glue is not precise, you’ll have some bumps and puddling along the way. Trace your outline and then let it dry really well before painting.
I like to use watercolor for this type of project but you can use craft paint as well, keep in mind that when normal paper gets wet it wrinkles a bit. If you want a better quality outcome then you should use watercolor paper. For a kids craft though cardstock paper will do just fine.
This technique can be used anytime of the year for any image, and it’s rustic look pairs greatly with watercolors, remember to be creative and have fun. Add your own details too like glitter, or feathers or foam shapes for dimension!
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