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!
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Here is what you will need:
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.
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.
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.
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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