Here’s another way of making Tape resist art. First, I formed the letters with the tape, and made some designs in between, and on top and bottom using white oil pastels, so that are will not be covered with watercolor. Once I took out the tape, I did some shading with Micron Pens, and outlined the oil pastel hearts. It looks beautiful in the end. Hope you like it, too!
Here are some of my other Tape Resist art. Do check them too!
Tape Resist Night Sky Art
Three Season Tape Resist Art
Tape Resist Stamp Art
I tell you i have fallen in love with Tape Resist, so here’s another one! And the most beautiful and hardworking and ambitious one: expressing the transition of seasons. It’s a triptych – a first one I’ve ever made. You see, I told you, it IS a tough and ambitious project. And, I think I pulled this off to my satisfaction.
I did this on a large canvas.
This idea of 3 season has been on my mind since quite some, but i didn’t sit down to do it because i thought it’d be difficult. But one day, gathering up some courage i finally sat down to do this Triptych art. I narrated my vision to Mamma and she helped me execute it.
My initial idea was to paint three separate branches in each panel (season), but then Mamma proposed one branch expanding into all the three seasons. I liked that idea because I thought it depicts the transition of seasons nicely.
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Art is fun when you don’t focus on the end result of it and enjoy the process. Not being sad/unhappy if it didn’t turn out as you wished in the end. Sometimes your result maybe bad, but you did try to explore and try different ways of making art.
Specially Tape Resist Art is more focused on the process than the end result, because the joy itself is in applying the tape, and trying different ways of doing art in the left-over blank spaces, and then peeling off the tape.
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Making Tape resist art is fun – I have to say that because it is easy to start off with. You just have to apply some tape on your art surface (paper/canvas). That gives you the framework in which you can paint or draw. Otherwise, doing art on a blank canvas maybe very daunting. Your mind can go blank. That’s what happened with me when mamma gave me that canvas. I felt inhibited. I had no idea what I could paint or draw on it. And, if that might not come out well and spoil the canvas. Mamma and I discussed a bunch of ideas. Nothing appealed to me. Then mamma suddenly said: “Tape Resist? Should we do that?” And i jumped to it. Yes. We’ve done that in the past and I know how much i enjoyed it.
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