Black Glue Watercolor Seashells

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Have you ever tried black glue art? It is a glorious technique with bold and eye-popping results.  This process is perfect for preschoolers to adults. There are endless possibilities. Create something funky and abstract or choose your favorite subject or theme and just go with it. If you are looking for a little inspiration, here is a tutorial on black glue seashells, as well as a wonderful collection of ocean inspired black glue projects. Enjoy!

Printable Black Glue and Watercolor Seashells. Black glue is a beautiful technique with gorgeous results. Sea shell and ocean art. Summer arts and crafts for kids

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Here is what you will need:

Watercolor paper

School Glue

Black acrylic paint

Watercolors

Paint brush

Pencil

Salt

Directions:

First things first, you will want to make your black glue. Add black acrylic paint to school glue and shake well. For a quick tutorial, you might want to check out this how to video on how to make black glue from Red Ted Art.

Next, draw your seashells onto a piece of watercolor paper. You can draw a scene or just sea shells. We have provided a printable seashell template for your convenience.

Seashell Template

 Trace the lines of your drawing by squeezing the black glue onto your picture. Set your project aside and let it dry completely.

Once the glue is dry, use your watercolors to paint within the lines.

If you would like to add a fun effect and texture to any watercolor project, try sprinkling salt on the wet paint and watch how it reacts. The salt reaction was perfect to for our sandy beach.

The paint must still be wet for this reaction to work, so be sure to do it right away.

Paint your seashells in the color of your choice. You can choose to make them one solid color or combine and blend the colors. We chose the latter. To do this, simply paint different colors side by side throughout the shell. Clean your brush and then paint over the whole shell with just water to blend the colors.

Set your painting aside to dry when you are finished painting.

Black Glue and Watercolors is a beautiful technique with gorgeous results. Sea shell and ocean art. Summer arts and crafts for kids

My five year old loved working with the black glue. She made a project of her own design and operated with a very steady hand. I was pretty impressed. Her end result was fantastic.

 If you liked this, please check out these other amazing ocean themed black glue projects.

12 Gorgeous ocean themed black glue art projects. Free printables included with some. Summer arts and crafts for kids. Painting and watercolors

Submarine/Shark from Red Ted Art

Rainbow Fish from The Best Ideas For Kids

Printable Starfish from Rhythms of Play

Printable Seashells from The Pinterested Parent

Seahorse from I Heart Crafty Things

Turtle from Easy Peasy Fun

Octopus from The Mad House

Printable Jellyfish from Arty Crafty Kids

Printable Snail from Fireflies and Mudpies

Dory and Nemo w/printable from Sunshine Whispers

Printable Mermaid from Artsy Momma

Rainbow Narwhal from Hello, Wonderful

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12 Gorgeous ocean themed black glue art projects. Free printables included with some. Summer arts and crafts for kids. Painting and watercolors

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