Welcome to week 4 of the Surface Treatment Workshop. The focus this week is on using masking tape in mixed media art.
For the above sample I put masking tape over a collage base and then painted over it. When almost dry I carefully pulled the masking tape off exposing collage patterns underneath the paint…
This sample was a print left from week 1 that I wasn’t totally happy with so I decided it would be great to use with some masking tape instead! I put squares of masking tape over the painted base and then painted the squares white. When dry I glued small squares of my own art work over the white squares. I finished with a layer of clear acrylic glaze to ensure the squares of masking tape don’t peel off. The gum on the masking tape will degrade over time, so if you intend to leave making tape on some art work then it needs to be properly fixed down with some gel or glaze medium.
For this print I started with a stenciled background and then put masking tape over the top. I then sponged paint over the tape and then carefully peeled the tape off. I let the paint dry and then repeated this process with different colours.
I’m quite pleased with how this weeks samples turned out. Masking tape is a useful item to keep stashed away with your art supplies, just in case… ! Next week the focus is on using crackle paste. I’m really, really looking forward to this one – as a girl in love with texture this is right up my street!