Watercolor Tape Resist with a Twist

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“Frozen Hearts” photo (c) Sofia Smith 2017

More snow overnight. We have a real winter wonderland in our back yard.

Another fun watercolor technique I tried recently is the tape resist. The idea is to use masking tape or painter’s tape to block off areas where you do not wish the paint to stick. When you remove the tape, the blocked areas remain white (or whatever color paper you are using). I decided to do something a little different. I used this collection of Washi tape (make sure to use Michael’s coupon to reduce the price 40-50%) to block off sections on a 4X6 inch piece of cardstock. Instead of peeling back the tape to reveal white space, I kept the tape on for a different effect because the pattern on is designed to look like watercolor painting.

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Materials: Washi tape, watercolors, cardstock

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Materials: Washi tape, watercolors, cardstock

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Materials: Washi tape, watercolors, cardstock

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