Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

rainbow salt art canvas

Here’s an unusual way to create a beautiful rainbow. To make this pretty picture, you’ll draw with glue instead of a pencil. Salt and watercolor paint will bring your rainbow’s vivid colors to life. Try it for yourself – there’s no wrong way to create this masterpiece!
Step 1
Use a paintbrush to cover the canvas board’s surface with Deep Turquoise paint. Let it dry.  
Step 2
Use the tip of the glue bottle to draw the rainbow and clouds. Want to make something else? That’s fine! Go ahead and create your own drawing with glue.
 
TIP: You can use the picture of our own rainbow, on this page, as a guide.
Step 3
Sprinkle the wet glue generously with salt. Be sure to cover every bit of glue! Tip the paper over a trash can to pour off the excess salt. 
Step 4
Add water to your watercolors.
 
TIP: Make sure you mix in lots of water. Your paint needs to be very watery, so that when it touches the salt, the salt will absorb the color from your brush.
Step 5
Dip your paintbrush into the watery paint, then lightly touch the end of it to the salt. The salt will spread the color. Keep adding paint in different colors, until the entire salt and glue drawing is colored with watercolors. Look at those colors! You did a great job. Now, let your artwork dry for several hours before you hang it up or put it away.
 
Share your project photos with #MakeItWithMichaels 
Materials

Product Actions

Product Actions

Materials
 
 
Tools

Product Actions

Tools
 

    Products

  • You’ll Need: 1
    Item # 10268871 
    $3.30
    Add to cart options
 

Product Actions

You’ll Also Need
  • Salt
+ View More