Last week, Galt Toys were looking to work with bloggers with young painters/artists aged between 5 and 12 years old to recreate Starry Night by Van Gogh. We were delighted to get chosen to blog about this fantastic artwork!
Earlier this year, Galt asked famous contemporary artist Ed Chapman to recreate Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe portrait using Galt arts and crafts materials. The result was stunning. Now they launched its very own ‘Mini Masterpiece’ series – 6 templates from famous works of art that little ones can print and decorate themselves, to create their very own mini masterpieces!
This month, Galt offered a fantastic ‘Monet’ piece of art on the website, which children can download and design themselves for a chance to win a fantastic arts and craft bundle worth £50. So click the link and start painting.
We were sent a Sponge Painting box which comes with 15 sponge shapes, brush, roller, stencil sheet, silky cord, paints, straw and a guide.
STEP 1: Print on thick paper
I printed the Starry Night on a yellow A4 80 gram sheet as I don’t have any thick paper in white.
STEP 2: Use stencil or plastic bag
I then used the plastic bag to prevent the paint sponge from going over it. Ms C chose the roller to paint pink for the dark sky as pink is her favourite colour.
Then she used the sponge brush to paint the village in yellow.
This was followed by dipping the sponge with green paint for the fire and we added green glitter.
STEP 3: Drying
Wait for a few hours to allow the paint to dry.
STEP 4: Finishing touches
We then used the stencil to paint the round circles with blue paint and added pink glitter.
We cut out some yellow felt and pasted it on to the moon.
Some houses were painted in green.
Once dried, we used a Sharpie to go over all the black lines to give a sharper image and we cut out the border. This is our finished picture on the top.
Disclosure: We received the sample for the purposes of writing this challenge, however, all thoughts and opinions remain our own.