Watercolor Techniques for Kids ~ Rubber Cement Resist
Rubber cement is a traditionally used as a paper glue however, it is a really versatile art medium as well. One of my favorite watercolor techniques is to use rubber cement to create a simple resist. The process is really easy, and the paintings always turns out great.
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Start by dribbling Rubber Cement straight out of the bottle all over your thick paper. We used poster board. The kids found that moving their hands in a wiggly, back and forth motion worked best.
Once the rubber cement is dry, paint over the entire paper. You can use slightly thinned acrylics, tempera paint or liquid watercolors all with great results. You will have to be careful if you are using watercolor cakes, the color tends to rub off in the next step.
Gently rub over the rubber cement with your fingers. This will remove any rubber cement residue from your paper. You will be left with a beautifully painted paper with squiggly lines through it.
We cut our paintings into Easter egg shapes. I love how they turned out and they add a bright splash of spring color to Moms kitchen.