When it comes to using paints in the classroom, framing your artwork is an essential yet often overlooked aspect. Taking a few moments to create a frame can significantly enhance and add impact to any artwork, highlighting its mood and adding a touch of spice. Not to mention, it looks fantastic!
Frame your artwork with another larger sheet of paper
One popular approach is to paint a boarded frame either before or after completing your painting. However, another creative idea works well in the classroom: making a boarded frame on a larger piece of paper separately and then adding it to the finished painting afterwards. That's precisely what we've done here.
Here are some useful tips to get you started:
Paste sheets of coloured paper onto a larger board, just like we did with the clown painting.
Use another sheet of paper to cover and protect your painting while you paint the frame.
By following these steps, you can beautifully frame your artwork with school paints, turning your creations into true masterpieces. So, invest the time in framing your paintings – it's definitely worth it!