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Monday, 23 September 2013

Simple and Colourful DIY Artwork

Artwork:


This week I was busy painting something that could be used as a raffle prize at a street stall that our school P&C held as a fundraiser. Everybody was so nice and supported us! Our stall was very successful! And this raffle-prize painting will be delivered to its new owner this morning.


This is a REALLY easy design, and I used a plywood panel for it, because the plywood colour looks so NICE poking through.


The inspiration for this painting came from looking at my friend Paula’s tray of pastels – and she has a beautiful collection!


The process for painting was very simple. Firstly I made a template out of cardboard to get the shapes all looking pretty similar. I drew all the rectangles on using this template (and moved it around a bit, orientation wise so the shapes all looked a little different). 


I used the colour Dulux Grid as my background, and painted that in first, then left it to dry. 


Then I simply added each colour as I went. I left an ‘outline’ of plywood on each of the rectangles.



I added a hanger to the back of the plywood panel, and then (once dry) it was ready to go!

Happy painting at your house!

Emma