|Here's a good Art Attack you can hang in any room, which will turn into a room with a view. And the good thing is, you create the view - whatever view you like!|
You will need:
|Select a big piece of cardboard box card.|
You can get good boxes from your local supermarket or even the corner shop.
|To make your window frame, collect some long empty cling film, tin foil or toothpaste boxes.|
|Glue around the edge of your cardboard.|
|Then stick your boxes around the edge of your cardboard. You could use tape for this too, but that's a bit harder.|
It doesn't matter if you overlap the edges, but don't put any along the bottom, because this is where you put the windowsill.
|For the windowsill, you will need lots of boxes.|
Deeper boxes are ideal, like cereal boxes, but you can always use shoebox lids.
|Add glue along the bottom, and stick on your boxes.|
|Cut two strips of cardboard box card, about 2cm wide.|
|Put the strips down the middle to form a cross, like this.|
Stick them down with glue.
|For the curtains, take two open double pages of newspaper, and loosely concertina them.|
Tape around both ends of the newspaper.
|Then you need to billow them, to create a puffed out curtain effect.|
|Tape the ends onto the frame, using lots of tape.|
|To make the bottom part of the curtain, take another double sheet of newspaper and bunch it together at the top so you get a sort of fanning effect.|
|Tape this down underneath the first piece to complete the curtain.|
|Cut a piece of card, and just wrap it around the join to make it look like a curtain tieback.|
Then make another curtain in the same way, and stick it onto the other side.
|To make your curtain pelmet along the top, slop some PVA glue along the top boxes. Fold a double page spread of newspaper in half, and lay the left hand edge on the left hand side of the glue.|
|As you lay the rest of the curtain down, just bunch it up like this as you go along, to create a ruffled curtain effect.|
|Do this all the way along with more folded paper, and leave to dry.|
Paint your curtains whatever colour you like - in this case, Neil has done yellow with pink polka dots.
|Decide what view you want through your window, and just draw it in.|
Do whatever you like - a countryside scene, a mountain scene, a sports scene, anything!
|Finally paint the view using poster or acrylic paint. Tape some string on the back, and hang it up on the wall.|
Try it yourself!