Don’t Be Afraid Art Journal Page

Hi dear crafty friends!

Today I'm sharing a new art journal page: Don't Be Afraid Art Journal Page. I created this page with a really cool and easy technique I want to teach you. I don't think it has an official name so let's call it the patterned masking tape technique. This technique is using masking tape as a surface like paper to work on with paint or other materials.


Don't Be Afraid Art Journal Page

The first step is to attach pieces of regular masking tape to a plastic surface so you'll be able to remove the masking tape when it's done, as well as clean up any paint. I used a plastic lid of a large container. Arrange the strips of masking tape close together. Use whatever width of tape you have.



Next start adding color to the masking tape. Use acrylic paints with a brush and stencils to add a pattern as well. After the paints were dry I used another stencil to add a shape on the masking tape strips.



Do the same thing on your art journal spread. Meaning add paints with a brush and stencils to create a background. Remove the masking tape from the plastic and attach to the page. I added the strips both vertically and horizontally. I also didn't attach the strips with the human shape according to order. Two strips were attached next to each other but the third was attached separately. I used the same stencil to complete the human shape with a black pen. Then I added some text and details with white and clack pens. 






The masking tape is a great technique to create additional texture without adding too much bulk. It also allows you to play with shapes and order and to create new and exciting images.

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