Friday, June 8, 2012

Masking tape with a mind of its own

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The Olympic Mountains
©2012 Charlene Brown

Did you notice the little cloud at the top of this? Have you ever had similar weather changes in your paintings?
When you’re pulling off masking tape, it’s a good idea to pull at an angle away from the paper… but when you’ve taped a card along the flattened fold, you have paper on both sides of the tape.  Apart from actually being careful when removing the tape, the odd cloud seems inevitable.
Next time I try this, I’m going to tape the card in the folded position.  Or maybe pay attention to the subtle message on the package of blank cards – all their illustrations are painted right out to the edge of the paper.