Happy Wednesday! I hope everyone’s week is going well. For those of you who have kids or are around kids or heck, even remember being kids, you know it’s back-to-school time. So for me, that means it’s finally time to get back to mentoring! After keeping in touch over the summer the good, old fashioned pen and paper way, it was so nice to see M and catch up on anything we missed. We spent our first session last week writing out our ideas on blank business card templates, making sure to pretty them up so that it could be an art AND planning project. The mentoring program emphasizes how important it is to teach planning skills early. I am the perfect person to help with planning, and if you doubt this then you’ll be convinced after reading this past post, and this one, and this one, and finally, this one. It’s a blessing and a curse, people.
Back to the point. After creating 40 activity cards, M and I decorated a cup to put the cards in and then drew our first one: watercolor painting with glue and salt. I am pretty sure I was more excited than M. But it was worth every bit of giddy because this project was fun, and more importantly, it WORKED! You might remember, we tried the bubble painting technique in the spring and it was a total fail. This assignment was so much cooler and I will be doing it again with my nieces and nephews for sure. And OK, probably by myself again too. It really was that much fun. Really! Haha Thanks go to this lovely blog for the pinspiration!
To get started, you’ll need:
Cup of water
Paper towels or rags
Here’s the plan:
Saturate the canvas with the watercolor paints. The glue and salt work best on wet areas. Don’t worry about being too neat here, making a mess is the fun part! Once you’re done putting paint on the canvas, next comes the glue. Squirt designs, make blobs, do whatever suits your fancy. Finally, sprinkle the salt over the painting, concentrating it more in some areas if you want. And then leave it flat to dry. Admire liberally. Isn’t it pretty?!?
I really hope you have as much fun with this as I did! Otherwise, it’s just awkward now 😉 Let me know how it goes!
My other Pinterest Project Month posts so far: