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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Paint Splash Map Of The World Giveaway

Two of my favourite things in this life are art and travel. So when the lovely people at Photowall contacted me and offered me a free print, I knew exactly which one I would choose. I ordered myself the Paint Splashes Map 2 canvas as it looked so awesome on their website. On 1st January, I ordered my print and on the 5th it arrived (all the way from Sweden!) impressive, huh?  I’ll be honest with you, I don’t really have much concept of dimensions, so just picked the biggest one available (150 cm x 150 cm) so I was slightly alarmed when I opened the door this morning to a HUGE package. I made a comment to the DHL driver that I was amazed how big it was and he said it isn’t often people say that to him. Ha ha ha…

Simba was also slightly alarmed at the new arrival in the flat. It took me a while to realise there were actually TWO maps here, so I thought this is going to be a perfect giveaway gift for my Twitter followers. (See details at the end of this post)

If you would like to buy your own print from Photowall, use the discount code HelloBexaCampaign2018 to receive 20% off your order (valid until 20th Feb 2018).

The canvas comes with a DIY frame so that it doesn’t get damaged coming all the way from Sweden. I don’t even own a tool kit so I was a little concerned at how I would manage this… I need not have worried though.

After I examined the bag of bits and looked at the instructions I felt more at ease. I didn’t actually need any tools myself, everything I needed was included in the package.

Photowall have handy installation guide for building the frame which can be found here.

OK, how hard can this be. Let’s go!

Each strip of wood has peelable tape to reveal a sticky side.

First, you turn the print over and stick the frame along the edges. Ensure you leave a little gap each end.

This is so you can fold the corners of the cloth onto the frame. So far so good!

Repeat process for all for sides, then push the frame inwards so the wood is flat.

Now allocate 4 screws and a corner plate to each of the corners. No screw driver required, these little things just get twisted by hand. Win.

I found it was easier to screw in the two outer screws first then add the middle ones.

Ta-da! That is it! Do this for each corner and it’s done. How easy was that. Just flip the canvas over and go find somewhere to hang it.

Amazing! I’m pretty impressed at my canvas making skills if I do say so myself.

The print is such good quality and I think the paint splashes are just awesome! I love it!

Does it look better in the lounge or my bedroom? Let me know! I can’t decide.

As I have two of these, I am going to do a giveaway on Twitter. If you would like your very own paint splash map of the world, worth £168 then simply make sure you are following @hellobexa on twitter, like and retweet for a chance to win! I’ll pick a winner at random on Friday 12th January at 7pm GMT. You have to make it yourself like I did but it is very straightforward and can be done in no time at all. Good luck!

Thank you so much to Photowall for sending me the canvas, I absolutely love it! If you want to see more fantastic canvas prints which range from £40 – £168 and environmentally friendly wallpaper then go check out their shop: Photowall You can also follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

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