5/20/2015 | DIY/Creative Ideas


Aunt Peaches Watercolor Glue Painting

Watercolors are the easiest way to generate beautiful, vivid, handmade artwork in no time. And while everyone loves the results, many of us are intimidated by watercolor’s occasionally unpredictable results. Here is an easy, no-fail trick for creating stunning works of springtime art to share with friends and family.

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Nobody would guess this was made without any special skills or training. All you need is a secret ingredient (that you probably already own)!

3 Materials

4 wet-glue

Use the tip of your glue bottle to draw quick, basic-looking flower shapes. You can sketch it out first, but this is no time for precision – get your marks down and go!

5 dried-glue

Allow the glue to dry completely (a few hours). Glue will dry clear and shiny.

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Look at the glue shapes as outlines– like the lines of a coloring book. Use your paint to color inside the lines, or not. The glue will form a barrier between the paint and the paper so the white will show through.

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After everything is filled in, pick an overall background color (here it is blue) and let it dry overnight, then sign it, and display proudly.

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Well done!


About the Author aunt peaches flower hatPeaches is the artist and author behind Aunt Peaches, dubbed “the Citizen Kane of craft blogs” by the Huffington Post. Always on the lookout for clever ideas, Peaches shares creative and inexpensive how-to projects for those who love where they live. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.


Comment from Sally D.
May 22, 2015 at 7:50 pm

That’s really clever and different! I like projects that make be look like an art genius, even if I
don’t know all that much! LOL Good one!

Comment from Theresa
May 27, 2015 at 7:09 am

Oh, I would love to do this! I am the most non-artistic person but would love to at least try this! Thanks for sharing. (I LOVE every pic!)

Comment from Dawn Mayo
June 1, 2015 at 6:53 am

What a great project! I’m not a painter but I will be giving this try, perfect for a rainy day DIY-selfer 🙂

Comment from comment from Robyn
June 7, 2015 at 6:11 am

I look forward to trying out this project and since I am no artist I eagerly await to seeing if a bit of dried glue and water colours will convert me magicly!

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