Time Required :
About an hour
Beginner
Beginner
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fish salt painting

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Step 1

Paint an entire canvas board with one background color. Let dry.

Step 2

Draw a fish (or other shape/drawing) with Elmer's® glue.

Step 3

Sprinkle the wet glue generously with salt. Be sure to cover every bit of glue!

Step 4

Tip the canvas over a trash can to pour off the excess salt.

Step 5

Add water to your watercolors.
TIP: Make sure you mix in lots of water. Your paint needs to be very watery, so that when it touches the salt, the salt will absorb the color from your brush.

Step 6
Dip your paintbrush into the watery paint, then lightly touch the end of it to the salt. The salt will wick the liquid and spread the color into the salt/glue. Keep adding paint in different colors, until the entire salt and glue drawing is colored with watercolors. Set aside for several hours to dry.

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    • Color: White
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  • Pencil
  • Water
  • Water Container
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  • Salt
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