I saw this done by an artist on Instagram, and I wanted to try it.
I ordered some really pretty washi tapes from eBay, and went to town, the one above is my third attempt, and I think it looks the best so far, the two below are my first two attempts.
I love this method for adding patterns, like what you’d find on clothing. I have yet to do
a final looking piece to see how it would all look finished, but with these test runs, I’d say I have a pretty good chance of a really nice effect.
I used the Slice knife to help me cut the tape into the right shapes. I did find the ballpoint pen I used did not write well over the tape, so I’m curious to see how my acrylic ink would work over it.
Don’t be surprised if you see more patterned washi tape in my pieces, it’s really easy to work with.
Washi Tape, Ballpoint Pen.
Quick sketch, used a reference from my People & Faces board on Pinterest.
Purple Pencil, and Pink Pencil.
Not the movie starring Marilyn Monroe. I recently went to Niagara Falls with my bestie, and had a grand old time. We won some cash at the casino, walked so much our legs still ache, bought delicious fudge, and ended the day at the Coca-Cola store with ice cream floats. Sadly the floats were in plastic cups, not these magnificent glasses.
Also I’m sorry for the terrible photo quality here, I’m not sure what’s going on with my camera these days, or perhaps I’ve just forgotten how to get the best out of it.
See below for a couple of photos from my adventure.
Kuretake Brush Pens, White ink, Black Acrylic Ink.
A small oasis we found
Attempted one of those adventure things, it was supposed to be darker and spookier, but my love of bright, vibrant colours betrayed me.
Kuretake Brush Pens, Pentel Sign Pen, 0.3 mm Pigment Liner
I feel like, my finished pieces never live up to my sketches. Or rather my sketches have more life in them.
Finetec watercolours in Gold, Kuretake Brush Pens, FW Acrylic Ink in Black.
I miss having long hair, I shouldn’t have cut it back in December.