“Painting Tape”! Hmmm…sounds about as exciting as watching it dry. Well, I’m going to try to make it sound a little more interesting than that. I made some painted masking tape a couple of weeks ago, and I’ve been having so much fun with it, I decided to make some more. And I thought I might as well snap some photos along the way to share in case you might be interested.
So, here we go…
Ingredients: wide masking tape, acrylic paint in your choice of color, gesso (or white paint), bubble wrap, and a plastic card or putty knife.
Here is the layering process.
I used my grandson’s finger painting tray for this, which was a great idea, this made it super easy clean up.
I went back over the tape with a darker shade of pink with my finger tip just to add a little more color. One of the nicest surprises was that you can see through the tape in spots.
Here is a finished page using some of the tape. I like to tear it off then slice it thin like washi tape…
…or use it as a background piece. The great thing about this is that you can make it in any color scheme you want. I just tape it to the plastic containers I use to keep my ephemera in and it’s always right there where I need it.
(You can see a little more about my art journaling organization here.)
So, there you go, my latest obsession.
I finally feel like I’m getting back into the swing of things with my art journals. I need to stop questioning why I like arranging small bits on paper and just get to it!
Thanks for the visit,
Have a great weekend,
2 thoughts on “Painting Tape!”
Wow! I would of never guessed how pretty that could come out. Really a great idea.
Thank you Nancy! It’s not that impressive as the tape goes, but once you start taking it apart it’s pretty cool looking.