While reading the morning paper I saw this painting from Paivi Takala. It is made using masking tapes. Masking tapes! Surely I can do something for my art journal with them …
I made a page about Japan and wrote how I love all the tiny stuff they produce from bonsai trees to small boxes. Instead of layering with paint I used masking tape.
Here are some snapshots from the process.
Here you can see the masking tapes and how I have doodled over them. I started with black marker and color pencils.
Then I added some glitter paint.
Now I have removed the tape.
Here’s the final page again. I have filled some of the areas with handdrawn patterns but used most for journaling. Will definitely used this technique again!