I hope you are all doing well and staying safe.
Today’s activity is a really simple one, but looks really effective. It is similar to pointillism – a technique of painting dots of colour in a pattern to form an image.
I have used cotton buds and masking tape to make this design. Don’t worry if you don’t have cotton buds as you can use the end of a pencil or even your finger. If you don’t have masking tape, you could cut out a shape with another piece of paper and hold it firmly down.
You will need:
- Some paints (any kind will do)
- Cotton buds
- Masking tape
The first thing you need to do is to block out your design on the paper with masking tape. I have done a T shape as it’s my son Thomas’ birthday next week and I am going to turn this into a card for him.
Once your tape is stuck down you can then start dabbing spots of paint on with the cotton buds. I made my spots closer together nearer the tape and then spaced them further apart as I moved out.
Once you are happy with your spots, you then need to let the paint completely dry.
Once it’s dry, very carefully peel off the masking tape and then you are finished!
As always I would love to see any of your creations. Please get in touch with comments, suggestions and photos via my social media on facebook, instagram and twitter as: The Crafty Hare UK (@thecraftyhareuk) or you can reply on the MFT post if you prefer.
Thanks for reading and I will see you next week!