Cup of water
Crayons or oil pastels
Pattern: a line, color, or shape that repeats in your artwork.
Texture: an element of art that refers to how a surface feels or looks like it would feel.
1. Use a crayon or oil pastel to draw on your watercolor paper. Draw your shapes in a variety of sizes, large to small. Repeat some of the shapes to help create a visual pattern.
2. Now dip your watercolor brush in water and wet one shape in your drawing with clear water.
3. Next select a color, dip your brush in the water and then into the paint. Fill in your shapes with color. *Don’t forget to always rinse your brush in water before changing colors!
4. Sprinkle a small amount of salt into the wet paint. After a few minutes, the salt will begin to affect the paint. You will see a crazy texture.
5. Keep adding water and color to the rest of the shapes to give your artwork a truly wild texture!
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