Are you looking for an amazing technique using watercolor paints? This glue and canvas craft is the perfect way for absolute beginners to make DIY signage, artwork and more for your home. You can personalize or customize this glue art to your liking with just white glue and watercolor paints.
Some people think watercolor paint is a difficult medium to work with. However, watercolor is one of our favorite water-based paints to use because of all the different ways you can use watercolor techniques to make your own works of watercolor art.
Even younger children can be successful with this painting technique.
Why do we love this new way of using watercolor paints?
It honestly is so easy and quick and fun unique approach to watercolor painting. Yes, can you spend a long time creating layers upon layers of watercolor paint.
However, you also can create an art project like we did in around 20 minutes. (It might have even took us 10 minutes honestly).
The longest part of this project is making sure you have dried glue before adding watercolor paint. If you are looking for a more intricate drawing idea, we think a mandala design might be very cool!
Can you use watercolor paint on canvas?
Yes, 100%. You will see the texture of the canvas or canvas board, but use that to your advantage. Creating looser drawings or artwork can really work well when painting with watercolor on canvas.
Why do you add salt to watercolor paint?
The salt will soak up the wet watercolor paint to create a wonderful texture on your watercolor painting. You can do this on regular watercolor paper or even canvas. Make sure to fully let your painting dry to see the full lively effect and fun color.
Do you leave the salt in a watercolor painting?
You can choose to keep it in the painting as an added texture or carefully brush it off.
Why did we recommend using liquid watercolor?
You do not have to use only liquid watercolor. We just chose to make this watercolor painting as vibrant as possible. You can easily your own set of watercolor pans and watercolor paintbrushes for this glue painting technique.
Can you use school glue?
School glue is washable and may not hold up well when adding colorful watercolors (especially if using a more wet-on-wet technique).
When drawing with glue you want to have the tip of the bottle almost touching (if not touching) your surface. This will allow you to have the right amount of glue without being too much.
What other materials can you use to create a watercolor resist?
- crayons (kids especially love the magic of a white crayon resist)
- oil pastels-Like our kid’s easy flower painting project
- watercolor masking fluid
- hot glue
Looking for more watercolor painting ideas?
- Learn how to paint an easy fall tree with our easy watercolor tutorial.
- How To Paint A Watercolor Pumpkin
- Fun Winter Birch Tree Landscape Painting
Now go and make your own watercolor works of art using a combination of these innovative techniques.
- Watercolor Paint Brush
- Water container
- Use the glue bottle to draw out design. Have fun with it. Sketchy lines can work well.
- Let glue dry completely.
- Wet canvas completely to complete a wet on wet look.
- Use magenta, purple and turquoise liquid watercolor (or colors or your choices) right on top of the glue lines.
- Add salt in spaces that are really saturated with color.
- Let dry. You can either dust salt off or keep it the texture as part of your glue art.
- Have fun with a variety of subject matter when creating your glue art on canvas.
- You can use watercolor sheets or paper instead of canvas board.