Out of all the art techniques you can do with watercolor paint, watercolor resist is my favorite (although the kids might argue for shaving cream marbling).
So today, I thought I’d share all the different ways I know to do watercolor resist.
Feel free to add more watercolor resist techniques in the comments if you know them! You know I’ll give them a try!
6 Watercolor Resist Techniques to Try
Here are 6 different watercolor resist techniques and 20 different watercolor resist art activities!
1. Watercolor resist with crayons and oil pastels
(pictured clockwise from top left)
- Watercolor resist with crayons (and a rainbow stained glass window)
- Oil pastel resist spiderwebs (on Let’s Lasso the Moon)
- Oil pastel resist butterflies
- Leaf rubbings + watercolor resist
2. Melted crayon watercolor resist
- Melting crayons art on canvas with watercolors
- Melted crayon and watercolors on wood (DIY wood blocks)
- Watercolor resist with melted crayon shavings
- A stained glass bunting for the window
- Stained glass melts
3. Sticker resist and tape resist art
- Tape resist skeleton paintings (you could do something like this with watercolor paints, although, admittedly we used a different kind of paint this time)
- A sticker resist art project for kids
- Watercolor resist with contact paper
- Sticker resist starry night cards
- A tape resist word banner
4. Glue resist art
- Glue resist snowmen and snowflakes
- Glue resist art for kids (spiderwebs and jack-o-lanterns)
- Watercolor resist with colored glue (on Pink and Green Mama)
5. Watercolor resist with rubber cement or masking fluid
6. Wax Paper Resist
- Wax paper resist (on Housing a Forest)
How about you? What are your favorite watercolor resist techniques? Do you know any others?
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