#simpycreate mini magnetic quotes


For this tutorial, you need:

  • Simply pots of gouache, mainly black and white
  • 2 Simply “fine tip” brushes of different sizes
  • Simply HB graphite pencils
  • Simply plastic palette
  • Simply mini magnetic canvas

Step 1

Black background

With the brush soaked in black colour, apply the paint over the entire surface of the mini canvas to create a blackboard like that of schoolchildren.

Step 2

Adding text

The first step is to use the graphite pencil to write the text you want to display on the magnet. This line serves as a useful guide in the placement of words.

Secondly, take a "fine tip" brush filled with white gouache then apply the paint following the outline of the pencil. There you go, the white text begins to appear clearly on the black background.

Step 3

Adding patterns

In the corners of the magnet, draw flowers and a few leaves using the graphite pencil. The fine point brush soaked in white paint will again be useful for showing the ornamentation.

Good to know: To perfectly distinguish the text from the floral ornaments, I recommend that you apply different paths in the composition. The ornamentations will have a finer outline to let the text stand out.

Step 4

Result and inspiration

Have fun creating different magnets with cute messages. Now all you must do is find the person to give it to… It could be you, too!

Don’t forget to show us your art using #simplycreate

Simply Gouache

Daler-Rowney Simply Gouache can be used straight from the tube and have excellent covering power. Available in a wide variety of colours, Simply Gouache offers great value for money and an easy entry point for artists and hobbyists looking to experiment with gouache.


Simply Sketching Pencils

Daler-Rowney Simply offers a comprehensive range of Sketching Pencils sets. Each sets will provide professional or novice artists a variety of sketching pencils allowing them to achieve artistic depth to their sketches.


Simply Watercolour Brushes

Daler-Rowney Simply Watercolour Brushes are made from natural hair in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit almost any need.


Simply Canvas

Daler-Rowney Simply Canvases feature a medium grain textured 250gsm acid free canvas, triple primed and ready for use which is available in a comprehensive range of shapes and sizes.


About the artist:

The painter Amylee Paris tirelessly finds her inspiration in colour and nature. Her abstract blooms and portraits shine in several art galleries in the UK.