Water Color Paint Crafts

Resist Painting

Resist painting is an art craft that no kid can resist! You'll use masking paint to block out watercolors and create crisp edges and white spaces.

What You'll Need:

  • Newspaper
  • White art paper
  • Masking paint (available at art supply stores)
  • Watercolor paint
  • Paintbrush

How to Make a Resist Painting:

Step 1: Cover your work surface with newspaper. Draw a picture, such as a candy cane, on a piece of art paper.

To paint in the white part of the candy cane, fill it in using the masking paint. The masking paint covers the areas of your painting that you don't want to fill in with color. Let the paint dry.

Step 2: Paint in the rest of your picture using watercolor paints. Let it dry.

Step 3: Rub off the masking paint with your fingers. If you want to layer the colors in your picture, repeat the masking and painting process.

Another idea is to paint a soccer player against the blurry background of a stadium. Paint in the player using masking paint; then use watercolor paints to color in the bleachers, the fans, and the grass.

When the paint is dry, rub off the masking paint and color in the detail of the player.

Art paper isn't the only canvas you can use with watercolors. Learn how to create coffee filter art in the next section.

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