watercolour and salt nebula paintings

Blogger / 24 February, 2021 / Nanny Anita

Watercolour and Salt Nebula Paintings

We have done watercolour and salt paintings many times over the years, it is such a fun craft to do.  When I arrived at work the other week, I found that they had spent the weekend making a solar system out of paper plates.  As a way of continuing with the space theme into the week BB and I made some watercolour and salt nebula paintings.

Make sure you follow my painting board on Pinterest for more ideas.  Don’t forget to save the pin for later.

To make your own watercolour and salt nebula paintings you will need:

  • Liquid watercolours
  • Salt
  • Watercolour paper
  • White crayons
  • Paintbrushes

watercolour and salt nebula paintings

Start by using your white crayon to draw some stars onto your watercolour paper.

watercolour and salt nebula paintings

Next paint over the top with your liquid watercolours.  We stuck with using pinks, purples, blues, and orange.

Finally sprinkle some salt on the top.  It is quite fun to watch the salt absorb the liquid and leave crystal like patterns behind.

BB didn’t seem too keen when we started, but once he got into it, there was no stopping him.

If you enjoyed these watercolour and salt nebula paintings be sure to check out my galaxy painting, painted salt structure and salt painting.

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watercolour and salt nebula paintings

In The Spotlight

Heelys Rolls Into Spring With New Collection

Heelys, the original two-in-one wheely shoe launched in 2000, is preparing for the upcoming Easter holidays with its new spring collection. Ideal for encouraging an active, healthy lifestyle, the stylish designs will ensure kids (big and small) will roll through the holidays with ease.

The collection consists of 19 designs, including three brand new Heelys shapes: Reserve Ex, Reserve Low and Pro 20 Half Flood. The Reserve Ex has a basketball shoe style, while the Reserve Low and Pro 20 Half Flood tap into the current Y2K trend for an extra chunky sole.

Match your Heelys to your mood, with designs split across two main aesthetics – a darker colour scheme vs. a lighter, spring-inspired palette. Think camouflage print, graffiti text and paint drips contrasting with pastel colours, tie-dye, metallic laces, foil and rainbow print.

Available in the UK and Europe on the Heelys website and retailers, the collection is available in sizes C12-7 across single or two-wheeled styles. RRPs range from £49.99 to £69.99.


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