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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Rainy Day Wax Resist Art Tutorial

Rainy Day Wax Resist-Easy peasy art tutorial {The Unlikely Homeschool}

Not a lot of time for art today? That's OK. This simple project can be completed in moments and makes for a perfect painting activity for multi-age art time! 


Rainy Day Wax Resist-Easy peasy art tutorial {The Unlikely Homeschool}

What you'll need:

  • a piece of art paper (watercolor paper is best, but is not essential)
  • a white oil pastel
  • water color paints in dark, cool hues
  • a wide-tipped paintbrush
  • sponge brush
  • water
  • spray bottle and coarse salt (optional)


Rainy Day Wax Resist-Easy peasy art tutorial {The Unlikely Homeschool}

Directions:

Using a white oil pastel, draw a horizontal line across the middle of the page. This will be the horizon line of the scene. Press firmly as you draw. You won't be able to see the line, but that's okey-dokey. 

On the bottom half of the page underneath the horizontal line, draw several concentric ovals. These will be the splash patterns of the rain. Next, draw horizontal dashes from the top left-hand corner area to the bottom right-hand corner area. These will be the rain drops.

Rainy Day Wax Resist-Easy peasy art tutorial {The Unlikely Homeschool}

Dip a sponge brush into water and use it to cover the entire page with a light water wash.

Rainy Day Wax Resist-Easy peasy art tutorial {The Unlikely Homeschool}

Then, use a wide-tipped paint brush to make patches of color all across the pages. Try not to leave any white space. Fill in the entire page with different patches of blue, purple, and even black watercolor. This will reveal the wax drawings underneath. 

Rainy Day Wax Resist-Easy peasy art tutorial {The Unlikely Homeschool}

If you like, you can, then, spray the page with a light mist of water and sprinkle it with coarse salt. 

Rainy Day Wax Resist-Easy peasy art tutorial {The Unlikely Homeschool}

Allow the entire painting to dry completely before dusting the remaining salt off. 

And there you have it! A simple art time project that can be pulled together in minutes.

6 comments:

  1. This project looks so simple that even I the nob-artist could teach my kiddos. I remember another similar art post on this site and I LOVE them. I'd personally love to see more or know if you have other art blogs that are similar to this that I you'd recommend

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    1. You can find all my art posts here>>http://www.theunlikelyhomeschool.com/search/label/Art.

      A couple of art resources that I like are the youtube channel of HodgePodge.me, Red Ted Art blog, and Deep Space Sparkle.

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    2. THANK YOU, thank you, thank you for this link. IT worked like a charme. I'll also check out the youtube channels. Much appreciated!

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  2. We tried this just now- how fun and easy for my five-year-old! Thank you!!

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  3. We made this art project and featured with a link back. Thank you for sharing :)

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