I was buying product for the business and found this Drywall Repair Tape.
(Image from their company, above; hopefully they will be okay with me using it.)
I had a thought that it might be a fun tool to lay with in watercolors, and picked it up.
In my first try I cut a piece (the part that still had their sticky protective tape on it), and made sure the tape was secured in my Nostalgie sketchbook. I dipped a cotton swab into ink, and pushed it into the tape in some sort of tree-like imagery and multiple ink colors just to see how it worked.
I let it dry for a minute, lifted it, and placed it next to the image. Still very sticky!
If you get the cotton swab saturated then it can run a bit, but for the most part the sticky grid held its own against the ink and so the pattern of the grid showed through.
Next I tried it with a Sharpie, and made a Yaman’s face for a purpose….
WHY? Because the Crow-Thief made off with my wet inky cotton swabs. He apparently preferred the purple and so it is now FOREVER on our duvet, sheets, and was on his face. Thankfully he did not die or get sick from wet ink but this is what prompted a need for a trash container for things like this next to the bed. And that is why the Sharpie and this pattern went on an extra Tea Spot canister.
Can you see uses for this tape in your art?
“Memory is more indelible than ink.”
Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
“I think not….”
Me… why I journal!
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