Sunday, March 25, 2012

Masking Tape Magic

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While reading the morning paper I saw this painting from Paivi Takala. It is made using masking tapes. Masking tapes! Surely I can do something for my art journal with them ...


I made a page about Japan and wrote how I love all the tiny stuff they produce from bonsai trees to small boxes. Instead of layering with paint I used masking tape.

Here are some snapshots from the process.

Here you can see the masking tapes and how I have doodled over them. I started with black marker and color pencils.

Then I added some glitter paint.

Now I have removed the tape.

Here's the final page again. I have filled some of the areas with handdrawn patterns but used most for journaling. Will definitely used this technique again!

43 comments:

  1. Wow- your page looks fabulous! Very clever interpretation of this method.

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  2. Love this! Your work is inspiring and beautiful.

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  3. I love this! Just discovered your blog - I like everything I have seen so far.

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  4. Thanks so much, K-Sue! Welcome to follow my posts!

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  5. How did the tape not rip the paper when it came off?

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  6. Hi, more than the tape the secret is the paper: I used smooth, pretty sturdy paper. The tape I used is the ordinary masking tape available at hardware stores. The masking tape they sell in art supply stores works with any paper!

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  7. Gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  8. Love this idea! I will try it very soon!

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  9. Love it. I'm going to try it!

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  10. Very cool technique! I hope you used the doodled masking tape for another page?????

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  11. Thanks, Gina! Great idea to save the tape!

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  12. Ok, so this is genius. I recently finished prepping,painting,and collaging 2 pages only to realize: "Jeepers, I didn't leave any space to write in!!" LOL!!

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  13. Very cool, really like the masking tape idea! Coming over from True Scrap :)

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  14. Thanks, Katie!! True Scap was great experience, as always!

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  15. Saw this on pinterest and love your idea! Tried it this morning in my journal and love the results! Thanks!!

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  16. Hi How did you create the background before you did the masking tape technique? Beautiful.

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    1. Hi Sandra, I put the masking tape first to the empty background and then started doodling. Welcome to follow my blog at the new address www.peonyandparakeet.com/blog!

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    2. Thanks for your reply. How did you get your doodles to be so detailed and beautiful? What where you thinking as you doodled?

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    3. Good tips for doodling: 1) Doodle as often as you can so that you get accustomed to it 2) Observe ornaments, they can be found everywhere 3) Listen to music or people talking. Funny enough, for me, listening people talk inspires me most, especially if it's non-inspiring subject!

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  17. shared with my journaling group. this is gorgeous! :)

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    1. Thank you, have fun with your group!

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  18. Wow! What a great creative concept!!!! I am so going to try this with my art!!! I Assn thinking of making a big one about myself over my creative work space and hopefully it turns out great and will be using it on my website v as well as other places that I post my work!!!! Thanks for the super creative and unique idea!!!!

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    1. Thank you, welcome to follow http://www.peonyandparakeet.com/

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  19. Hi! May I use one of your images of this project in a power point for my 6th graders?

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    1. Hi Sara, please refer to my website at www-peonyandparakeet.com when using the photo. Also, welcome to follow the new blog at http://www.peonyandparakeet.com/

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  20. Great idea. Will definitely use in the future

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    1. Thanks, Dlee! Welcome to follow my new blog at www.peonyandparakeet.com!

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  21. this is amazing, I've posted this link on my class fb page for my students who love this art. thank you so much. :)

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    1. Thanks! I would appreciate it if you would share the link to my current blog instead of this old blog. The same post can be found at http://www.peonyandparakeet.com/masking-tape-magic/

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  22. This is so creative and was so much fun to do! Thank you!

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