Today Andrea is showing us a great masking tape technique to create dimension on your project.
“Want to add some texture to your artwork? Look no further than your trusty roll of masking tape! Here’s all you need to add some dimensional oomph to your projects.”
- Sturdy patterned paper
- Masking tape
- Acrylic paint
To start my collage, I glued a piece of vintage textbook paper to a piece of patterned paper. You can add as many or as few papers and patterns as you’d like.
I crinkle and wrinkled some strips of masking tape as I stuck them to my paper.
I painted over the top of the paper and tape with gesso and acrylic paint.
For even more visual interest, I used several different colors and shades of paint.
I let my project dry, then I cut my background down to a postcard-sized rectangle. I inked around the edges and added more ink here and there for some depth. For most projects, I apply ink with a wedge-shaped make-up sponge.
After inking the edges, I stamped several images on top with darker colored ink.
Masking tape is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to go 3D with your paper projects. And if you’re going to do one collage, you might as well build a few more at the same time. That way, you’ll always be prepared when your creative muse descends.
Crafting Ireland Team