We're a bit hooked on watercolor resist painting lately. This week we tried rubber cement resists for the first time. This was a really fun project - high impact with low fuss... besides the fumes - make sure you're in a well ventilated area!
I instructed Delaney to hold the applicator brush from the rubber cement jar over the paper and "dance" above the paper without actually touching the paper. She enjoyed loading the brush with as much rubber cement as she could and then watching it drip down in squiggles as she danced all around above the paper.
We let the rubber cement dry for an hour before painting with water colors.
We let the watercolors dry overnight, and then I used my thumbnail to scrape the rubber cement off the paper, revealing the white, unpainted areas below. I love it!
I love incorporating Delaney's art into little nooks and crannies around our home. This is a trivet I found thrifting - the feet screw off and the frame can then be disassembled, so I was able to replace a dated picture with my child's art under the glass.
A few more rubber cement watercolor resist links for instruction and inspiration:
Kids Art: Rubber Cement Masking by The Joy of My Life
Rubber cement and watercolors - another fun resist by The Artful Parent
Rubber Cement Art Ideas for Kids by Apryl Duncan on About.com