Salt Water Picture

salt water painting

What You Need:

  • Paint
  • Paper
  • Water
  • Paintbrush
  • Salt


  1. Start by using a thick paintbrush to thoroughly wet a piece of paper or thin card.
  2. While it’s still wet, take some light blue water color and wash it over the wet paper
  3. Next, splash in some strong abstract blobs of color, about half way down the paper.
  4. Use another watery color…and then another. These blotches will eventually be exotic coral on a tropical sea bed!
  5. Next, add vivid blue and greens to the bottom of the picture to create the sea bed.
  6. While the paints are still wet, gently sprinkle on some ordinary table salt. Sprinkle it randomly, and take care not to put too much on.
  7. When the paint has dried, gently shake the salt off.
  8. You’ll see that where the salt settled, it has reacted with the paint and given it a fantastic tropical coral-like effect!

salt water painting

Submitted by Izzah