My budding artist has been doodling and drawing everywhere everyday! She has often requested for blank paper, and she will engage herself for an interrupted hour just engrossed in penning her thoughts into pictures, and even drafting her own storybook with illustrations. Besides running out of spare paper for her indulgent interest, I thought of giving her another medium to work with, and to spark some alternative way of working with other materials.
I saw this idea online, and thought I should it out with my enthusiastic artist! The steps are pretty easy, and the results stunning!
First, recycle a paper board, and tape a thick string to form lines/compartments on the board. That way, you create a little matrix pattern on it. Make sure to tape them down securely on the back of the board.
Next, you place the aluminium foil over the patterned board, and press down where the lines are. This will make the dividing lines more visible.
The last part is the most fun segment for my little one. She could not wait to start doodling and drawing with the permanent pens of different colours. She created circular patterns, and also drew figurines and characters on her ‘storyboard’. She was so captivated by the new experience of using different surface to draw on!
The end product is really stunning, and the aluminium canvas makes for a wonderful window display for my child’s playroom!