Kids will love this glue painting technique
This simple watercolor paint technique is perfect for even your most hesitant painter. Children of all ages can create their own masterpiece using watercolor paints, bottled glue and paper. This glue resist technique is great for holiday crafts (we see you spider webs) or just plain abstract art.
How do you do a glue resist?
Draw with bottled glue on white or black paper. Let dry overnight and paint over glue with watercolor paint on white paper or oil pastels on black paper to complete this fun technique.
What is a resist painting?
A resist panting is when you put something down first that does not allow the paint to stick to the surface. Glue, oil pastel, crayons or rubber cememt can all be used to resist watercolor paint from sticking to the designs.
What kind of glue works best for a glue painting technique?
We are always a fan of Glue All. Washable glue may become tacky if you went it after it dries.
What art concepts can you teach with this project?
You can always find ways to cover the Elements of Art. This is a great kid’s project for them to understand texture and color mixing.
- Bottled Glue
- Heavy Paper, Tagboard or Canvas Board
- Paint brush
- Watercolor Paint
- Optional: Pencil
- Come up with design and sketch it out if neccessary. Use glue bottle to draw image.
- Let glue completely dry.
- Once glue is dry, use watercolor paints to add to your painting. Colors next to each other on the color wheel will mix well.
- Let painting dry and enjoy.
Optional Step: You could use a pen sharpie to add black designs on top of this glue resist painting or to outline the glue.
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