Drywall tape, really?

Last weekend I spent four hours enjoying the company of other artists for our first monthly get together.  Everyone brought their own projects and we had a great time chatting and creating.  One of the things I brought with me was my technique altered book.  This is where I experiment with new media and ideas that wake me up in the middle of the night.  Just the day before, my husband and I were in the large orange box store and I noticed a roll of drywall tape that already had the adhesive on it.  I saw the possibility of using it in my art and so in the cart it went. 

I brought the roll with me to the art gathering and decided to put it on one of the gesso’d pages and paint over it to see what happened.  I sponged on Jacquards Blueberry Sorbet acrylic by Sherrill Kahn and blew it dry with a heat gun.  Once it dried, I slowly pulled that tape away and was left with a great texture and color combination (look at the right side of the page).  The tape still had adhesive on it so I put it on the opposite page to create a reverse image.  I can imagine numerous layers of tape and color would  add even more depth.  Try this technique and show me what you come up with.

drywall-tape-and-acrylic-paint-1.jpg

My addition for the Asian ATC Lottery for February in the Art-e-Zine Yahoo Group.

Asian ATC Lottery

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2 Responses to Drywall tape, really?

  1. My favorite kind of techniques are the ones using ordinary items in extraordinary ways. Thanks for sharing.
    Mary

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