Would you love to make a gift for someone? Look no further than this artwork idea! All you need is a primed canvas, good-quality masking tape, a selection of water-based paints and a paintbrush or mini roller. Now, let the fun begin!
GATHER YOUR SUPPLIES
- Primed canvas, size to suit
- Good-quality masking tape or painters tape
- Water-based paints (test pots are suitable) in two colours of your choice (we used red and grey)
- Paintbrush or mini roller
Cover your work area with old newspaper or with a drop sheet.
Tear long strips of tape off the roll and press them one at a time to the face of the canvas in assorted directions. For best results, make sure you press each length of tape firmly to the canvas and wrap the tape over the edges too.
Using first paint colour and paintbrush or mini roller, apply paint to selected exposed canvas sections. Paint carefully along the tape edges first, then fill the body of the section with paint.
Using second paint colour and paintbrush or mini roller, apply paint to remaining exposed canvas sections.
While paint is still a little wet, carefully remove the tape. For best results, aim to remove the tape in the reverse order to how it was applied so it doesn’t get all tangled up. Let paint dry fully.
When you’re all done creating a masterpiece, wrap the artwork in paper and gift with love!