Reeves Rainbow Rain

As it’s National Creativity Day on Wednesday 30th May, I thought it would be appropriate to experiment with some more Reeves products and share with you my creations! I have previously done Reeves Paint By Numbers and Reeves Colour By Numbers so I guess it is about time I did something creative without numbers. It’s been years since I used acrylic paints (I think the last time must have been during art classes at school) so I was a little nervous with this one… but Reeves believe creativity isn’t about right or wrong, it is all about expression. And having fun is the main thing, right?!

I wanted to keep it simple and not mix the paints just yet so thought that Rainbow Rain is the perfect place to start. If you fancy getting creative, why not give this a go yourself over the Bank Holiday Weekend and share your pictures on social media using #WeAreReeves #ShowYourColours & #NationalCreativityDay. 

All you need is a canvas, a box of acrylic paints and a black marker pen!

I printed out a silhouette of a girl holding an umbrella, there are tons of images on Google if you type in “silhouette umbrella”, but if you are confident at freestylin’ go for it.

I went around the outline in a thicker black pen. Tip: secure the silhouette to the canvas with blu tack whilst drawing around.

Colour in the girl with your marker pen.

Once your girl is ready, it’s time to get the coloured paints out.

There are plenty to choose from in the box. I selected six rainbow colours (red, orange, yellows, blue and green).

Simply draw colourful rain vertically down the canvas squeezing your chosen paints straight from the tube.

I kept my colours in order, but you can be as creative as you like. Why not give it a try with these awesome florescent colours! 

Ta-da! That’s it! Leave your canvas to dry and the Rainbow Rain picture is complete and ready to hang on your wall.

Are you getting creative this weekend for National Creativity Day? If you give this a try yourself don’t forget to share your creations on social media using #WeAreReeves #ShowYourColours & #NationalCreativityDay. Have fun and be creative!

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  1. May 25, 2018 / 11:41 am

    I love it. It’s simple and effective. Can you tell me though as I cannot tell with the photos. Did you paint the girl in black acrylic, or did you use the black marker pen? either way, it looks very good.

    • May 25, 2018 / 11:49 am

      Thanks Liz! 💖 I coloured in the girl with the black marker. I’ve just added an extra picture to make it clearer, so thank you for pointing that out ☺️. Glad you liked the post lovely 😘 xx

  2. May 25, 2018 / 1:32 pm

    That’s one creative creation, Bexa! I love the idea of printing an image from Google to add it to your creation. I’ve never painted on a canvas and never actually played around with watercolor / acrylic paints. I’d want to try it too 🙌

    Tyas |

    • May 26, 2018 / 5:17 pm

      Aw thank you so much Tyas 💖. I had never used a canvas or acrylic paints either but it’s was fun and simple too ☺️. Glad you liked the post lovely 😘 xx

    • May 26, 2018 / 5:17 pm

      Aw thanks so much Freja 💖 xx

  3. May 25, 2018 / 4:22 pm

    Bexa you’re so incredibly creative and you really my inspiration to keep being creative in everything I do! I’m gonna definitely have a go at something like this over the weekend, i have some paints at home just gonna go out and get myself a canvas! But the idea of printing out a silhouette is such a good idea because my drawing is so so bad!

    • May 26, 2018 / 5:29 pm

      Aww that’s such a lovely comment, thanks so much Ellie! 💖 I hope you have fun if you do this over the weekend and glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  4. May 25, 2018 / 7:09 pm

    That canvas you made was lovely! and it looked simple enough that maybe I could actually attempt to go and do it! Lovely post x

    • May 26, 2018 / 5:38 pm

      Aw thank you so much Aaliyah 💖 You should definitely give it a try, it’s so simple and fun to do too 😘 xx

  5. May 25, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    This looks so simple yet lovely at the same time, definitely something that I could give a go myself! Love this! X

    Ashleigh |

    • May 26, 2018 / 5:39 pm

      Aw thanks so much Ashleigh! 💖 Glad you enjoyed and hope you have fun if you give it a try 😘 xx

  6. Emily
    May 25, 2018 / 7:38 pm

    What a wonderful idea! I am in love with those colours☺️ It reminds me of something similar to one of Banksy’s paintings!! Great post Darling, as per usual🌸🦄💕 xoxo

    • May 26, 2018 / 5:40 pm

      Aw thanks so much Emily and to be compared to Banksy is amazing 💖. Thanks lovely, glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  7. May 25, 2018 / 7:56 pm

    I have seen a couple of paintings done sort of like this but I really like your rainbow rain! It adds a bit of whimsy to the finished piece!

    • May 26, 2018 / 5:49 pm

      Aw thank you so much Kristin 💖 glad you liked the painting 😘 xx

  8. May 25, 2018 / 8:03 pm

    I love this! It looks amazing, your art is so good! Great post x

    • May 26, 2018 / 5:55 pm

      Aw thank you so much Hanna! 💖 xx

  9. May 25, 2018 / 8:17 pm

    This is so clever! I love the simplicity of your painting, but also how bright and bold it is. I didn’t even know that creativity day was a thing?! That’s amazing! Need to celebrate that haha 🙂 Wonderful post Bexa xx

    • May 26, 2018 / 5:57 pm

      Aw thanks so much Alys! 💖 I’ve only recently found out about creativity day, I definitely need to celebrate it some more this weekend 😄. Glad you enjoyed the post lovely 😘 xx

    • May 26, 2018 / 6:07 pm

      Thanks so much Emma! 💖 xx

  10. May 25, 2018 / 8:26 pm

    Oh you’re incredible creative, Bexa! Such a simple yet beautiful piece of art. Will definitely try something similar, hopefully this long bank holiday weekend. Thanks for the motivation! x

    • May 26, 2018 / 6:08 pm

      Aw thanks so much lovely 💖. Glad you enjoyed the post and hope you have fun getting creative over the weekend 😘 xx

  11. May 25, 2018 / 8:38 pm

    Your so talented at art! I love the rainbow effect, it really brightens it. I really like the brand Reeves and I’ve used a couple of their products before. Great post!

    • May 26, 2018 / 6:08 pm

      Thanks so much Kate! 💖 You are so sweet, glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  12. Jazz
    May 25, 2018 / 8:40 pm


    Looks really effective, love this!!

    Jazz xx

    • May 26, 2018 / 6:09 pm

      Aw thank you so much Jazz! 💖 xx

  13. May 25, 2018 / 8:46 pm

    Great post, this is so lovely its simple but really stands out! x

    • May 26, 2018 / 6:10 pm

      Aw thank you so much, glad you liked the post! 😘 xx

    • May 26, 2018 / 6:10 pm

      Aw thank you so much Florence, glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  14. May 25, 2018 / 9:33 pm

    It’s so cool that national creativity day is next week! I didn’t know there’s such a thing and it’s great that there is one. I like how you treated yourself with all of these goodies! The results of the paint looks great! I appreciate the homemade gesture. Thanks for sharing, Bexa!

    Nancy ♥

    • May 26, 2018 / 6:11 pm

      Aw thanks so much Nancy! 💖 It’s awesome there is a day for creativity 😍 glad you enjoyed the post lovely 😘 xx

  15. Cheyenne
    May 25, 2018 / 10:58 pm

    I like this idea. It’s super cute and easy enough for anyone who hasn’t done something like this to follow. I’ve actually never used acrylic paints.


    • May 26, 2018 / 6:12 pm

      Thanks Cheyenne 💖. It’s a really simple and fun thing to create. Glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  16. Shaun
    May 26, 2018 / 11:02 am

    Your rainbow rain picture looks so simple and very creative 🌈 😘. I agree with Reeves in that creativity isn’t about right or wrong, it’s all about expression 😄. I love the different colours you have used ☺️. An excellent post Bexa 😄😍💖😘 xxxx

    • May 26, 2018 / 6:15 pm

      Aww thanks Shaun! 💖 It was a really fun one to do ☺️ Glad you liked the picture! ☺️😍😘 xxxx

  17. May 26, 2018 / 11:10 am

    Very cool. I love crafting. These days I’m mainly doing crafts that involve my sons foot and hand prints!

    • May 26, 2018 / 6:16 pm

      Aww! I love it! That’s such a sweet and special idea 💖 thanks for checking out the post Tania 😘 xx

  18. May 26, 2018 / 1:24 pm

    This is so creative! It’s so simple but it really does look amazing x

    • May 26, 2018 / 6:24 pm

      Aw thank you so much Evie! 💖 xx

  19. Rowena
    May 26, 2018 / 3:41 pm

    This is super cute I love the sketchy minimal style and as always your photography 🙂 Xxx

    • May 26, 2018 / 6:24 pm

      Aw thanks so much lovely! 💖 xx

  20. May 26, 2018 / 8:25 pm

    This looks so good! You’re so creative! I love finding out about little things like this from your blog, I always come away having learnt something about a company or a product. Today is no exception! I wish I was more creative, mine pretty much ends when I’ve finished blending my eyeshadow…x


    • May 27, 2018 / 9:39 am

      Aww thanks so much Sophie, that’s such a lovely thing to say 💖. I’m glad you enjoyed the post! He he, and you sound way more creative at makeup than me ☺️😘 xx

  21. May 26, 2018 / 8:30 pm

    You are sooooo creative, Bexa, I love this! I wouldn’t have a clue what to do, although Flora probably would – and it would be a dragon! This is so clean and elegant, a truly lovely job 😍 xx

    Lisa |

    • May 27, 2018 / 9:42 am

      Aww thanks so much Lisa! 💖 Glad you enjoyed the post. A dragon would be a cool picture for Flora to do and would work well with a colourful fiery background 😍 xx

  22. Kay
    May 27, 2018 / 7:32 am

    This is something I couldn’t even imagine doing! You are so talented!!

    Kay xx

    • May 27, 2018 / 9:42 am

      Aw thank you so much Kay! 💖 xx

  23. Charlotte
    May 27, 2018 / 8:41 am

    This is beautiful! It’s simple but effective 💕

    • May 27, 2018 / 9:43 am

      Thanks so much Charlotte 💖 xx

    • May 27, 2018 / 9:43 am

      Aww thanks so much Shirley 💖 glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  24. May 27, 2018 / 8:54 am

    I love this!! Simple but so effective, very creative well done!

    • May 27, 2018 / 9:52 am

      Aw thank you so much! 💖 xx

  25. Sophie
    May 27, 2018 / 10:16 am

    I love this! I remember doing something really similar for an A-Level art project which looked pretty much identical, only I got the effect by sticking wax crayons to the top of the canvas and using a hair dryer to melt them, which resulted in multicoloured wax rain! Such a cute piece, and yours probably involved less mess! Haha
    Sophie – x

    • May 27, 2018 / 10:20 am

      Thanks Sophie! 💖 He he yes, I also tried the melted wax crayons idea before this one but unfortunately my glue also melted and my crayons fell off 😂. This was definitely much less messy solution 😝 xx

  26. Beka
    May 27, 2018 / 10:20 am

    I’m starting to get more into art and drawing in the hopes that once I feel confident enough, I’ll get into painting! I love the colours and what you did with the contrast of black and rainbow ☺️


    • May 27, 2018 / 6:10 pm

      Aw thank you so much Beka 💖. It was so fun and quite simple too, hope you enjoy getting back into painting 😘 xx

  27. May 27, 2018 / 11:04 am

    Ooeeeh this seems like something that I could do and want to do. I love how colorful it is, and what a fun idea to make the paint rain onto the girl with umbrella. Great job!
    I think around pinterest i’ve seen different versions of this one and I’d love to try it out myself. Thanks for inspiring that hun 🙂

    • May 28, 2018 / 8:55 am

      Thanks so much Rose! 💖 It’s really fun and simple to do. I’m glad you liked the post and feel inspired. Yeah there is loads of inspiration on Pinterest, you can even do it with melted wax crayons 😍 xx

  28. May 27, 2018 / 11:05 am

    You are beyond creative, I love this Bexa!!

    Beautiful piece 💖

    • May 28, 2018 / 9:14 am

      Aw thank you so much Ashleigh 💖 xx

  29. May 27, 2018 / 11:36 am

    What a brilliant idea! This looks fabulous, makes me want to start painting again

    Melissa |

    Moonlight Mel

    • May 28, 2018 / 9:24 am

      Aw thank you so much Melissa, hope you enjoy it if you get back into painting again 😍 xx

  30. Jess
    May 27, 2018 / 12:04 pm

    This looks so cool! I’m not creative at all but I think even I would be able to manage this! I remember seeing loads of prints like this a few years back on Tumblr but they’d been done with wax crayons and they’d melted them to make them drip down the canvas, this seems like a much easier way to do it! Thanks for the tips I’d love to try to do one myself!

    Jess //

    • May 28, 2018 / 9:30 am

      Aw thanks so much Jess! 💖 He he, I tried with wax crayons first but unfortunately my glue wasn’t strong enough and the crayons fell off 😂. This way seemed like an easier solution. Glad you enjoyed the post lovely 😘 xx

  31. May 27, 2018 / 12:23 pm

    This looks like so much fun to do and your finished product is amazing! You’re so talented, I wish I was that creative!


    • May 28, 2018 / 9:37 am

      Aw thanks so much Nicola! 💖 Glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  32. May 27, 2018 / 1:36 pm

    This is such a cute idea! I love the contrast of the bright colours against the black silhouette, so easy yet super effective.

    Emma x

    • May 28, 2018 / 9:42 am

      Thanks so much Emma! 💖 So glad you liked the post! 😘 xx

  33. Louisa
    May 27, 2018 / 2:23 pm

    The contrast of the silhouette with the rainbow just makes is so striking. The colours are so bold and bright!
    What a beautiful print.

    Louisa |

    • May 28, 2018 / 9:49 am

      Thanks so much Louisa! 💖 xx

  34. May 27, 2018 / 3:02 pm

    I love seeing posts like this that encourage creativity! That is such an amazing painting, reading your post has really made me want to go out, grab my paints and a canvas and make something cool and creative

    • May 28, 2018 / 9:55 am

      Aww yay! I’m glad my post has inspired you to paint, that’s awesome! Thanks for the lovely comment Amanda 💖 xx

  35. May 27, 2018 / 7:35 pm

    I love this Bexa! It’s so simple yet really creative! I loved the end result as well. Thank you for sharing :3

    cabin twenty-four

    • May 28, 2018 / 10:03 am

      Aw thank you so much Eena! 💖 Glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  36. May 27, 2018 / 7:59 pm

    What a gorgeous picture you have created and it looks really simple to replicate- not sure if I tried it would be quite as good as your as your super talented! Great post Bexa 😃

    Melanie |

    • May 28, 2018 / 10:10 am

      Aw thank you so much Melanie! 💖 It was a really fun thing to create and quite simple too. Glad you enjoyed the post lovely 😘 xx

  37. May 27, 2018 / 8:43 pm

    I love this, Bex! It’s so simple but I don’t think I’d ever think of doing it like this, it looks so effective!

    Em ~

    • May 28, 2018 / 10:30 am

      Aw thanks so much Em, glad you liked the post! 💖 xx

  38. s
    May 28, 2018 / 2:37 pm

    I love this what a great way to make such a nice picture! I’ll definitely be giving this a try. Thanks so much for sharing.


    The Grey Canvas

    • May 30, 2018 / 6:27 am

      Thanks so much for the lovely comment, hope you enjoy making your own 💖 xx

  39. May 28, 2018 / 4:41 pm

    What a simple, yet creative way to paint!! This looks like a really fun idea and can be as creative as you want. I really like that all levels of skill can have fun with this. It doesn’t have to be for beginners or advanced skill. Awesome post, Bexa!

    • May 30, 2018 / 6:36 am

      Thanks so much for the lovely comment Kayla 💖. That’s so true, you can make this as simple or as detailed as you want it to be 😘 xx

  40. Huda
    May 28, 2018 / 6:51 pm

    Omg I love this! Honestly wouldn’t have thought it was so easy to make it but now that you showed it in steps it looks super easy and so much fun to do! I haven’t painted in like forever and now I’m in the mood to paint haha! xx

    • May 30, 2018 / 6:47 am

      Aw thank you so much Huda! 💖 It’s such a fun and simple way to get creative 😘 xx

  41. May 28, 2018 / 8:40 pm

    This is so pretty, such a great idea! I love the silhouette against all those colours, they play off of each other really well. Great job! 🙂 I had no idea it was National Creativity Day, I’m going to have to get my sketch book and pens out, hehe.

    Sneha |

    • May 30, 2018 / 6:55 am

      Thanks so much Sneha 💖 aw yay, hope you enjoy getting creative for National Creativity Day 😍 xx

  42. May 29, 2018 / 1:17 pm

    Ah wow this is really cool Bexa! I love the silhouette and then the bright colours surrounding it too. Simple, yet effective! xx

    • May 30, 2018 / 7:02 am

      Aw thank you so much Rebecca! 💖 it’s such a simple and fun way to get creative 😍 xx

  43. May 29, 2018 / 7:15 pm

    This is awesome! I have seen canvas’s used before with a picture and a black marker and they look awesome. Love the rainbow colours! I am going to be getting creative with my scrapbooking. Will post soon 🙂 I hope you had a lovely bank holiday weekend 😊💕💕

    • May 30, 2018 / 7:17 am

      Aw thank you so much Lauren! 💖 Glad you liked picture. Yay, I’m looking forward to see your scrapbooking post ☺️. I had a lovely weekend thank you, hope you did too 😘 xx

  44. May 31, 2018 / 7:16 pm

    This turned out great. What a fun looking art project. I will have to try something similar to this soon as I want to get back into doing crafts and art.

    • June 2, 2018 / 11:27 am

      Thanks so much Sarah! 💖 Glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  45. June 2, 2018 / 7:04 am

    You are really very creative with your ideas. Loved the full black silhouette with the colorful rain. Very pretty. Seeing all these art work on your blog I am so inspired to do something myself. 🙂

    Via |

    • June 2, 2018 / 1:19 pm

      Yay! I’m glad you feel inspired to get creative Via! 💖 That’s so awesome! Glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  46. June 4, 2018 / 6:38 pm

    I love this! It’s so pretty and cute. I also love how easy it is (or at least looks lol) I suck at painting, but this seems do-able for me 😀

    • June 4, 2018 / 7:59 pm

      Thanks Michelle! 💖 It’s such a fun thing to try! Hope you enjoy it if you give it a go 😘 xx

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