Wednesday, August 10, 2011

* Black Glue and Watercolor Resist: How To Make Black Elmer'sGlue

This is a project I used to love to do with my students when I was an elementary art teacher!
Black glue and watercolor resist!
This is a classic art teacher project and the results are always beautiful. 

Start by mixing some black acrylic craft paint into a bottle of Elmer's Glue-All white school glue. 

I use a couple of big blobs of paint.
Yes, I know, it's a very scientific measuring technique!

I screw on the lid tightly and shake it really well to mix it up.
I shouldn't have to say this, but please understand that your glue
will always be black now, in this bottle - no backsies.

Sketch your drawing/design lightly in pencil on watercolor paper then trace over 
the whole drawing with the black glue. 

You can also just draw a picture "free-style" like "E" is doing here.

Let it dry completely.
Ours took a whole day to dry. 

The next day, you can start to paint it. 
We used our watercolor paint for ours, it has a stained-glass
or velvet poster look with the thick black outlines.

It's fun to do.

Artist "C" hard at work.

Happy Elmer's Glue Kids Craft Camp Week!

pink and green mama, MaryLea

All opinions expressed in this post are my own.
Elmer's glue provided me and my family with a crate full of art supplies
to review and keep. I did not receive any additional compensation for this post. 

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