As a family, one of our favourite things to do is to go walking. We are outside, exploring, most days no matter what the weather. One of my favourite quotes is as follows…
We have had the pleasure of seeing some amazing scenery this winter, while we’ve not had a lot of snow where we are, we have had a fair bit of frost and one day in particular, last week, was absolutely stunning.
While we were exploring this beautiful park, I was reminded of a project that we did a while ago and wanted to share it with you. It’s another pretty simple one, but very effective. We used this video for our inspiration, along with this blog post.
This is a list of items you will need for this project:
- Watercolour Pad*
- Different shades of blue liquid watercolours* (we used two shades)
- Frogtape Masking Tape*
- Coarse sea salt & regular table salt
- Pipette Droppers*
- Paint brushes & water
I will post pictures with instructions to make your winter artwork:
As we were creating our artwork, we were able to talk about the physical changes between the salt and the liquid watercolour. When the salt is sprinkled onto the wet paper, it absorbs the water, leaving behind the pigment to create interesting patterns and visual textures.
I hope you enjoy this simple process and maybe even give it a try.