Deb Ward, GWS, OWS, PWS, WSI - WATERCOLOR/WATER MEDIA - My passion is teaching adult “beginners”. Weekly classes in my home; workshops; classes for Cincinnati Recreation Commission. My work is nationally recognized and published - see “Featured” on my sidebar. I’m a Signature Member of Georgia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana state Watercolor Societies, Cincinnati Art Club, past-President of Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society. Contact info below under “Class Information”

Sunday, February 6, 2011


If you have taken classes from me, you know I always say to use regular masking tape as a resist because the colors of other tape can compete with the paint colors.

Well, “never say never”. But I have a good reason for doing this. Since painting on Yupo with acrylic is painting plastic onto plastic, I’m afraid that the regular masking tape will pull up the paint when I remove it, so I’m using some other tape with less “stickiness”. Here I’ve used “Frog tape”.

The photo above shows the second layer of paint applied.

More tape, this time blue painter’s tape, and another layer of paint.


RH Carpenter said...

I hope you are less confused than I am! ha ha Green tape, blue tape, how will you know what parts are painted and which are taped? ha ha I know, you can tell. Plus, I've had that blue painters tape pull freshly painted paint right off my kitchen wall!!! I was NOT happy after taping and trying to be neat with a new paint job. Maybe it was a paint?

Studio at the Farm said...

I'm intrigued, and can hardly wait to see the final result.

debwardart said...

Rhonda - yep, those colors kind of throw me off, too!
Kathryn - hope you are happy with my results.

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

I have only used tape when masking off large areas. Interesting to see your application of it.

debwardart said...

Kimberly, I hope you will be pleased with the final result!