Monday, 16 September 2013

Salt Paintings

Eldest decided he wanted to try the paint effect that he'd seen (in this book) that involved sprinkling salt onto wet watercolour paint, so we sat down together to have a try.  He's become quite experienced with using oil pastels as a resist technique, so first he drew his outline with a few wiggly background lines, in white oil pastel on watercolour paper.  This was NOT easy, but tilted a certain way , you could just about see the outline...


Then he added broad patches of colour inside the lines...


He was going to put all of the paint on before adding salt, but the paint was drying too quickly, so he had to paint then sprinkle salt over, then paint the next bit, etc...


It wasn't easy - Middle and Youngest did their own thing (see Manic Monday) as the white pastel on white paper bit was just too awkward.  The finished result looks really effective though...

 "Lizard" by Eldest

"Badger" by Mummy 


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