Paint Crafts

Salt and Watercolor Picture

The Salt and Watercolor Picture.
The Salt and Watercolor Picture.

The Salt and Watercolor Picture paint craft shows that while salt is great on popcorn, it's way more entertaining to sprinkle over a painting. The salt crystals in this activity turn a regular painting into a special-effects masterpiece.

With some supplies from your art box and the kitchen, you can create a unique Salt and Watercolor Picture in as much time as it would take to watch a movie.

What You'll Need:

  • Newspaper
  • Pencil
  • Drawing paper
  • Watercolor paints
  • Paintbrush
  • Salt

Step 1: Cover your work surface with newspaper.

Step 2: Sketch a picture, such as a panda bear in a forest, on a piece of drawing paper. Paint the drawing using watercolor paint.

Step 3: While the paint is still wet, sprinkle it with salt. Let it dry. The painting will take on a textured look, and the paper may even crinkle and pucker.

You can use this painting technique to make textured backgrounds for holiday cards, stationery, and more.

Read on to the next page to discover how different your paint crafts look when you simply change the size of your paintbrush.

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