Today is about using masking tape to make backgrounds. It’s easy peasy and fun!
I first put tape randomly on the page.
Then I paint over it. For this page I used acrylic.
Here is the finished background.
I love how the tape doesn’t take all of the paint so it’s lighter in those spots. Love that texture. But, no we’re not done.
Then the finished page.
This page is about that day when I took Sidd to the vet for his physical. He had lost a pound and a half since last year. The doc did all the tests and said he was fine. He was just getting old – he’s 15 – and we need to feed him some higher caloric food. I had switched him to the low fat food in 2006 when he weighed 17 pounds! He’s now down to 11.5.
Here are a couple of the other backgrounds with tape.
And another page –
It’s a great technique to add some texture. Fun, fun, fun! Another technique in my art journal tomorrow.