I can’t speak for anyone else, but I am definitely running on less sleep and more diet Coke these days which translates to fewer brain cells…so this week I’m showing a quick and easy masking technique.
A mask technique is one in which a material (i.e., tape, wax, rubber cement, masking fluid, etc.) is used to prevent color from coming in contact with a specific area. The material I’ve used is a low-tack masking tape, also known as artists or drafting tape because it is less sticky than regular masking tape. I’ve used this technique on the large photo in the above layout, but it can also be done over a collage of patterned papers for a really unique effect.
Masking Tape Magic
spray paint (Krylon Short Cuts)
step 1: Adhere strips of masking tape vertically over photo, leaving about 1/16″ between each piece of tape as shown. Run your finger over all edges of each piece of tape to prevent paint from seeping under.
step 2: Spray over entire image with spray paint OR brayer ink over entire image; set aside to dry. Carefully remove tape strips to reveal altered image.