DIY Tape Art

DIY Tape Art

Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve done a DIY post! They really do take the most time. I have so much respect for DIY bloggers that put up new DIYs every day! It’s incredible. I need to start doing projects that don’t take hours to complete, that’s the trick. That isn’t the case with this one, though. I would say it took about three and a half hours after all is said and done but it would take far less time if I were to do it again because getting started was the hardest part. Lucky for you, I’ve done all the preliminary measuring so if you do this yourself, there’s no math involved of you. Just follow these instructions and you’ll be on the right track.

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Step One 

Paint your canvas. I am not an artist. I try but it never looks quiet right, so I needed to do something that was really easy. All I did was squeeze some paint onto the canvas and then I brushed it in circular motions. Then I took a rag (you could also use a sponge) and dabbed paint on top to give it more texture. I originally was only going to use the gray and blues but when I was done it was looking kind of flat so I went back over some areas with a coral that I had to give it some contrast. I think it turned out looking pretty great, if I do say so myself.

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Make sure your paint it dry before you move on to step two. I left it overnight, just to be sure.

Step Two

Tape. This is, BY FAR, the most tedious step. It took me forever to get started because I’m a perfectionist and I wanted the measurements to be exact and the angles to be the same and it to be level and I couldn’t find a tutorial online that included measurements and I’m not the greatest at math and and and… What I’m trying to get at is that it took a while. Luck for you, I figured it all out and now you don’t have to!

  • I used Painter’s Tape that is 1½ inches wide.
  • Each strip was 5 inches long.
  • The distance from one peak to the next is 7⅓ inches.
  • Use a level and plot your peaks like so:

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Once you have the first row done, the rest just follows suit but you’ll still want to use your level after every new row to make sure that you’re on track.

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When you’re done taping, you also want to cut away any excess tape around the edges. I then removed a couple random pieces of tape:

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Step Three

Spray paint it. You could also roll paint on but this gives a more matte finish and it’s easier. This took all of two minutes. You definitely want to do this outside though, as it gets pretty smelly.

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Step Four 

Once the spray paint is dry, peel off your tape. Simple as that. You now have a beautiful piece of art!

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Let me know what you think!

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