Painter’s Tape?

Many of you know how much I enjoy experimenting in art.  Sometimes I just need an idea that sparks my creativity.

Blue tape, recently sparked my imagination.  The tape is also called “Painters Tape” as it’s used to cover up baseboards and such when painting your house.

Carla Sonheim has demonstrated this method in several of her online classes but I decided to take it a step further last weekend.  I thought you might enjoy seeing my steps of exploration!!  Maybe it will spark a creative experiment of your own!  🙂

My first step was to tear the tape into uneven pieces and place them on my paper – I used 140 lb hot press watercolor paper (good quality paper helps to remove the tape without tearing the paper).


I created my face from my imagination.  I had drawn 29 faces for 29 days (Actually I have drawn MANY more faces but I only posted that many on Instagram at the time).

Next, I added oil pastels and some pan pastels:


I removed the tape to reveal my face:


It reminded me of a mask so I decided to add a few doodles to fill in the spaces:


I added watercolor over the doodles because it just seemed like it needed a little something!


Here is a beginning and end photo next to each other:


Super fun to play with negative and positive shapes!

Cheers! 🙂

18 responses to “Painter’s Tape?

  1. These are wonderful Jill. (K)

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  2. That is magnificent, Jill! I love every stage. I’m making such a mess with my portrait of my mum. I maybe should have done it larger and more abstract.

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  3. absolutely amazing! Such extraordinary creativity!

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  4. Doc Kandinsky

    Magnificent idea and wonderful creation.

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  5. Thank you for this fun idea, Jill! I love these! I have been feeling rather bored lately with my art. Maybe I will give it a go! 🙂

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  6. Fun! I like it!

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