Gluing with String
Alright strictly speaking this first one isn't actually painting though it works well if you mix 50% paint with glue.
Simply dip in paint or glue / paint mix and place on paper.
In true Rainbow style, her's is a little minimalist.
- Adding paint to the glue as described at the start.
- You can use different types and colours of wool.
- If you have lots of overlapping pieces of string, you can then fill in the shapes that you make with different collage materials.
The first activity wasn't really painting and this next activity isn't actually string - it's noodles. We did this one day after having noodles for lunch. You could use any pasta for different effects. Cook as per normal. Now this part is very important - don't rinse the pasta. You need the starch for it to adhere to the paper. If you want to store the pasta to use later - store it in water, in a food container in the fridge.
This activity starts as for the early one. The drained pasta is laid out on the paper. This is Rainbow's work - a worm.This second one we did together. We used a piece of recycled paper and the dampness of the pasta has caused the ink to run. This isn't part of the effect but just a note of interest.