Watercolor Sea Salt Art

Zest it Up
by Zest it Up
6 Materials
30 Minutes
If you have not caught on yet you will quickly see that Chanda and I have a hankering for all things water color. We love the natural organic look and all the colors blending and flowing- plus it’s pretty darn therapeutic to us when painting. Today I am going to show you a fun tip and trick that I love to do to my watercolor painting to create extra texture. What’s great is that it requires no extra skill and is super easy!! I am making these watercolor creations and then going to scan them in to use as my very own laptop desktop and iPhone background. We will be giving you these freebie downloads over on the shop.zestitup.com email subscription!

Photo Cred: Anya McInroy
Supplies for art: 
  • Watercolor paper
  • Watercolor set
  • Paint brushes
  • Blue Painters Tape
  • Water
  • Coarse salt
First tape down your paper to your work surface and then make whatever design you please!
One you are taped off go ahead and begin painting, then sprinkle salt over the paint and watch the salt absorb the color before your eyes!
The more water content the more to absorb!
Once dry, peel back the tape carefully to reveal your design…
Make sure the watercolor is completely dry and then brush the salt into the trash carefully, as to not smear the art!
Be sure to subscribe to our Zest it Up shop emails to get fun freebies and updates! We had these beauties available for download on last weeks email!
Happy painting friends!
Suggested materials:
  • Watercolor Paper   (Dollar Store)
  • Watercolor Paint   (Dollar Store)
  • Painters Tape   (Dollar Store)
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