Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Sticky Salt Painting

L did such a neat project today. Salt painting.
It takes your basic watercolor painting to a different level.

What you Need

Basic table salt
contact paper
watercolors and a paintbrush

What you Do

1. Cover the entire sticky side of the contact paper with salt
2. Use a paintbrush and watercolors or even fingers to paint the "salt paper"
3. If you'd like to keep it, you can let the salt painting dry overnight

What's so neat about this is the movement of the salt while painting. It makes a really neat effect.
He also used his fingers to push the salt around which makes "paths" within the painting.

The colors also spread and bleed into unpainted salt, which L thought was pretty cool.
He said "the colors are moving!"

Very simple but lots of fun! 

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  1. Yeah it really was pretty neat! :)

  2. I don't get it is he painting the contact paper or the white paper on top of the contact paper?

  3. He is painting the "Sticky" side of the contact paper.

  4. Neat! Im pinning this one for later!

  5. This is extremely amazing and wonderful! Thank you for sharing this. Awesome and perfect for the kids. We also did a Contact Paper Transfer Art out of the same materials you used. You should check this out! Contact Paper Transfer Art


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