Thursday, October 16, 2008

Taped Pages

Making these pages was so interesting. Sarah had us gather different types of tapes we had around the house. I used masking tape, foil tape, strapping tape, electrical tape in a couple of different colors, and clear duct tape. I made sure I had some scrunched up areas of tape to add texture and interest. After the pages were taped, I did some sanding to remove the shiny surfaces and expose some of the fibers in the strapping tape. I applied a wash of blue acrylic paint, and wiped the excess off with a paper towel. To give my pages an antiqued look I did another wash of very thin brown paint in some areas and wiped that off. I absolutely love how the scrunched tape areas and textures of the different tapes really show up. I decided to leave these pages as they were and not add anything else because I wanted to be able to make color copies and use them as backgrounds for other projects.

1 comment:

Linda said...

These pages are stunning Francine - and what a clever idea to keep them like that for copying.
Linda x