Thank you to everyone who has sent me in photos of their creations, I really enjoy seeing them. Today’s activity is going to be the last one, as the summer holidays are starting and I would normally be stopping the art group at this time.
Today’s activity is a colourful geometric pattern.
You will need:
- A ruler
- A rubber
- Felt tip pens- preferably eight different colours but it also looks great in just a plain biro if you don’t have colours
- Kitchen towel or old cloth
The first thing you need to do is draw a large square on the paper using the ruler and a pencil. Just make the lines faint so that you can rub them out later on. I made my square 15cm by 15cm.
Next use the ruler to measure the halfway point (7.5cm) on each side of the square and then join up those points to make a cross.
Now draw lines to connect up the half way points to each other so you make a kind of diamond shape.
For the next step you will need your ruler again. If you look at the outer edge of the square, you should notice that each side is now in two halves. Use the ruler to make tiny little marks every 0.5cm to the top half only. If you start with the top left and then twist your paper around and then start again with the new top left. I have marked the correct places to do this on my picture with a little cross as it is a bit hard to explain!
Now for each section using your ruler, make some lines from those small marks up to the point on the right. Repeat it all the way around and you should just be left with the centre sections. A good tip is to wipe your ruler between each colour with some kitchen towel to stop the colours mixing.
Now you need to make those same small pencil marks 0.5cm apart on the inside section but they will be the opposite sides to the outer ones you made. Again I made drawn some crosses in the picture to help you.
Now you repeat the process of making the coloured lines and you are finished! If you can see any of the pencil marks you can rub these out. I love the way that it makes the picture look three dimensional!
I really hope that you have enjoyed this week’s activity along with all of the past ones. I would love to see any of your creations whether they were some of my ideas or your own. 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 contact MFT if you prefer.
Thanks for reading and I hope you have a great, safe summer!