I often get ideas just from looking at magazines. This idea actually came from a dish I saw and I fell in love with how simple this project can be. This is great for students of all ages!
15" x 15" piece of BFK Reeves printmaking paper
watercolors or acrylic inks
a nice 2" mat (mat board or even paper)
|Dish advertised in a magazine|
- Use a pencil for the marking and measuring
- Measure and mark a 1 1/2" border all around the paper ~ this is to allow for matting of your artwork when done
- Make a grid using 2" squares
- Without a ruler, put another square inside each of the 2" squares, don't make them exactly perfect, this will give the art a casual and free feel to go with the flowing watercolors/inks
- Using your watercolors or inks, paint each of the large and small squares
- It is OK to view the pencil marks in this work as it sort of adds to the personality of it
- Create a mat for your work, hang and enjoy!
Artist: Sydney, age 7
Artist: Mrs. R.
Artist: Oliviana, age 9