I was recently in touch with the folks over at 3M who make ScotchBlue painter’s tape. They wanted to send me a few rolls and see what kind of projects I could get up to. Well, I thought it would be fun to do a week of DIY artwork using the tape. It’s always nice to add original artwork to your home, right? And using painter’s tape? How easy-peasy is that? The three projects I’m going to share this week all require only tape like ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape, a canvas, and paint, and are totally do-able for anyone (no special artsy talent required!). First up? A little buck and doe inspiration – a DIY deer silhouette canvas.
Then came filling the shape with the ScotchBlue painter’s tape. This is slightly tricky, but as long as you go section-by-section with small pieces of tape, you just work away at it until it’s all full. Some of the pieces I cut to shape precisely (especially for the small antler sections), but most of the time I just ripped the tape in small pieces and worked into the shape.
After waiting about 2 hours to dry, I started to peel the tape. I was a little worried about paint seeping through since the tape was in such small bits and pieced together, but luckily the lines were still really crisp.
I love the way the whole piece really pops, you know? I put it up temporarily in the living room, but I think this guy will eventually end up in the bunkie that my parents’ are building at their cottage.
So there is art project number one. Fun, right? I could totally see the same technique working with a one-colour background like a fuchsia, forest green, or any colour really! Stay tuned for art projects numeros dos and tres later this week.
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