Salt-Watercolor Art with Hmong Motifs

My daughter came home from school, bubbling with excitement to show me something she had made. I didn't know what to expect, but she gathered some supplies we usually have at home. She then showed me her school project and explained step by step how to do it. It only took a few minutes to finish. It was so much fun, and I enjoyed spending time with my daughter on this project.

The art that my daughter was showing me was salt-watercolor art. It's a fun and easy activity that kids and adults can enjoy together. By sprinkling salt onto wet watercolor paint, you can create mesmerizing textures and patterns. It's a simple yet versatile technique that encourages creativity and exploration. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced artist, salt watercolor art offers a delightful and rewarding artistic experience for the whole family.

Here is the step by step on how to do salt watercolor art. 

Step 1: Gather all your supplies.


Step 2: Cut your cardstock into quarters.

Step 3: Draw your favorite Hmong motif with the white color crayon. Make sure to put pressure when drawing your motif or picture.

 Step 4: Take your watercolor brush and dip it in the water.  Lightly paint over the picture.

Step 5: Sprinkle salt over.

Step 6: Discard excess salt.

Step 7: Let dry and artwork is complete. 


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