I should convert mono-colored seamless pattern to colored one. The problem is -instead of masking, the shapes were cut at the perimeter and expanded, thus using live paint is impossible.
I look for a simple way to "re"-create an area enclosed by cut edges, i.e. connect 2 points to "close" the area and to color it.
For example, I have this cut shape -
Which is expanded, so there is no "area" to fill -
I need to fill the cut open areas with colors - the apexes are pointing to the areas to fill. Grey color is Ai background.
How can achieve that with minimal efforts instead of recreating and masking the whole pattern?
UPD if it unclear, I moved the object to the right to show that the areas of interest are open spaces, not enclosed areas or objects bounds -