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St Nicholas CE Primary School

Cling Film and Water Colour Technique

Another simple technique that results in gorgeous patterns and textures in your painting!


1. First, mix up your paints, get your paper ready and have some cling film handy. You can use 1 or more colours for this project. I think using at least 2 gives a nice effect.

2. Next, paint your paper using the wet on wet technique (see the first activity).

3. While your painting is still wet, place some cling film onto the paper. Move it around a bit to create some interesting texture, you don’t want it flat against the paper.

You can see in the picture below that the wet paint pools underneath the cling film, this will create some really cool and interesting patterns

4. Wait for your painting to dry completely before taking the cling film off underneath to reveal your beautiful painting!


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