Stretched canvases with simple graphic effects
How to do it
Divide the canvas into squares with masking tape and paint the squares in different colours.
Remove the tape while the paint is wet. Allow the squares to dry.
Find a motif from your kitchen or an advert, make a sketch and draw on baking paper with a graphite pencil.
Place the baking paper with the motif face-down on the canvas board and scale over it with a pencil. Note: The motif will be mirrored.
Trace the motif with a black Posca marker.
Dab paint on top of e.g. bubble wrap, a squeegee, screw cap, a spatula etc. and make a pattern.
Add details in neon colours, e.g. with a Posca marker.
If you wish, make a 'frame' of canvas tape.
Find the motifs in adverts and copy them scaled up or down in the desired size.
If the children are good at drawing, they can draw the motif freehand using a model.
Use neon colours and pastels together for a pop of colour.
If you want to paint splashes, mix the paint and water in a bottle with a plastic nozzle and spray onto the canvas. Remember to cover your work surface or go outside...