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Ideas file

Create your very own ideas file where you can store notes, drawings, clippings and even photographs.

Resene kids art with Mark Rayner - Project 132

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need

  • Coloured masking tape
  • Paintbrushes
  • Piece of cardboard measuring 25cm x 50cm
  • Resene Art Action Quick Dry
  • Small bulldog clip
  • Resene testpots of the colours of your choice; Mark used Resene Bright Spark and Resene Reverie
  • Scissors to trim the masking tape

An ideas file
My ideas file

My photo file...
Another idea: my photo file

Top tip: If you’re using corrugated cardboard it’s much easier to fold it in line with the corrugations rather than across them.

Here's another idea: This photo file was painted with Resene Bright Red and Resene Freelance.

How to make an ideas file

 

Step 1 Step one
Fold the piece of cardboard in half, as shown.

Step 2 Step two
Apply one coat of Resene Art Action Quick Dry to one side of the cardboard and allow to dry.

Step 3 Step three
Apply one coat of Resene Art Action Quick Dry to the other side of the cardboard and allow to dry.

Step 4 Step four
Paint one side of the cardboard with Resene Bright Spark and allow to dry.

Step 5 Step five
Paint the other side of the cardboard with Resene Bright Spark and allow to dry. In the same way, apply a second coat of Resene Bright Spark to both sides of the cardboard and allow to dry.

Step 6 Step six
Place a strip of coloured masking tape around each edge of the piece of cardboard,asshown.Trim the ends of the masking tape with scissors – you might need a grown up to help with this bit.

Step 7 Step seven
Paint ‘My Ideas File’ on the front of the file using Resene Reverie and allow the paint to dry.

Step 8 Step eight
Place the small bulldog clip on the edge of the file to keep it shut. Now get thinking!

Download a PDF of this project

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