- Gouachi washable gouache paint
- Strathmore paint pad
- Assorted paintbrushes
- Wood panel
- Adhesive foamboard
- Paper plates or containers for paint
- Cutting mat
Our creative accomplice Ismérie Anglade walks you through a simple and soothing activity to add colour to your days. Create gallery box frames using a wood panel and foam board. Unleash your creativity and let colour move you!
Get your paints and brushes ready. You can mix your primary colours to get the colours that inspire you.
Grab several sheets from your paint pad. Tip: Divide your large sheets into four to avoid wasting paper! Paint abstract shapes in the colours of your choice.
To paint pretty rainbow patterns, add a few drops of paint in assorted colours on one side of your sheet. Take a thick piece of cardboard and spread the paint by making the shape of a wave.
Let your artwork dry.
While waiting for the paint to dry, measure your frame. Here, we used the reverse side of the gallery wood panel to create a gallery box frame and give the artwork a sense of depth. Calculate how many small squares you can place inside your panel. This particular panel allows us to fit 12 painted squares measuring 4.5 cm each.
To add more depth, cut 12 squares measuring 4 cm each into your adhesive foamboard with an X-Acto. Glue the foamboard squares inside your wood panel.
Make yourself a small template (4.5 x 4.5 cm) on a sheet of paper or cardboard to make it easier to trace your squares. Cut them out using your X-Acto and a ruler.
Glue your mini paintings to each foam board. Use multiple panels to make frame combinations!