Monday, 11 November 2013

Paint Effects - Fun With Masking Tape

Hi Tando fans! Dana here with you today kicking off a week that will be filled with projects highlighting fun paint effects. I started this project with an inner cut from a Gothic Arch Layered Frame. (A Gothic Arch Frame is cut from 5 layers of grey board and also includes a back panel. This frame is perfect for layering up stamped images to create a 3D style of artwork as well as displaying deeper items. The 6 layers require gluing to make a frame. Bonus: The inner cut arches are retained with the product and can be used either in conjunction or as additional projects, like I'm using here.)

I first applied a light coat of gesso to the arch. Then I painted over sections that I created with torn pieces of masking tape with Liquitex acrylic paint to create my colorful background. I dried each color of paint with my heat gun, before adding another layer of color. Note: After removing the tape shown above, I wanted a more colorful background so I repeated the process again.

I added two small dragonflies with a paint pet and the Poppy Mask. I finished the arch with a stamped sentiment and a light coat of Glimmer Mist for a bit of sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you try this fun and easy paint technique! Stop by every day this week for more inspiration from the Tando Creative Design Team!


Cocofolies said...

Really gorgeous Dana, and I love your idea of playing with masking tapes and paints like that, great fun, thank you for sharing !! Coco xx

roc said...

very nicely done!

Kaz said...

So pretty and colourful Dana xx