Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Resist Art using Scotch Magic Tape



Scotch Magic Tape, Scotch Magic Days Competition, Resist Art

This Easter holiday we are doing lots of crafting! I don't normally do arts and crafts with the kids, so every time I take out some paint and paint brushes, the kids get very excited!

We were invited to do some craft projects using Scotch Magic Tape, and when I saw the Resist Art example, I know instantly that the kids would love this project!

I must point out here that the reason it's called Resist Art is because you can wipe the paint off the Scotch Magic Tape, instead of having to peel it off from your painting. I er, did the peeling off way as I wasn't paying attention *shame face*, and now wish that I did as it would have saved me a great deal of time and I wouldn't have torn the paper!


Scotch Magic Tape, Scotch Magic Days Competition, Resist Art

What you need for the Resist Art:
Scotch Magic Tape
Paints
Paint brushes
Plate or cups to hold the paints
Paper (we used card paper)


Scotch Magic Tape, Scotch Magic Days Competition, Resist Art

Scotch Magic Tape, Scotch Magic Days Competition, Resist Art

Use the Scotch Magic Tape to tape geometric patterns on your paper. As the tape will be part of the finished art work, try to smooth it down as much as possible. Trim away the edges.


Scotch Magic Tape, Scotch Magic Days Competition, Resist Art


Either paint the empty spaces, or paint any picture like the magic tape wasn't there (like what Clay did), then let it dry completely.

Use a damp cloth to wipe off the dried paint on the tapes. If you prefer to peel the tape off, I'd suggest using a good quality glossy card paper for the painting as it makes the peeling easier, or stick the tape on a smooth surface, remove it and repeat this a few times to remove some of its stickiness first before sticking it on the paper.


Scotch Magic Tape, Scotch Magic Days Competition, Resist Art

While we were waiting for the paint to dry, I experimented with a project I saw on the Internet. People use Mod Podge for this, but I tried it with normal PVA glue, as I vaguely remember using it and pictures to make tacky stickers in the past. I taped a few strips of Scotch Magic Tape around a jar, then use a metallic acrylic paint + PVA glue + water mixture to paint the empty spaces.

Once dried, I gently removed the tape, and I got a really faint glittery, stripy pattern. It could have been better if I've used less water and more paint. I might just buy myself a pot of Mod Podge as they do a glossy effect! Love painting jars!

Scotch Magic Tape, Scotch Magic Days Competition, Resist Art

Tomorrow I'll show you what fun we had with Scotch Magic Tape for an Easter Egg craft! In the meantime, why not grab a few packets of Scotch Magic Tapes yourself and enter their Scotch Magic Days competition to win some fabulous prizes? Make sure you get the ones that has the above labels on the packaging!

Why Scotch Magic Tape:
Instantly repositionable (love)
You can write on it (my favourite part!)
Doesn't go yellow over time (love)
Easily photocopied and does not ghost (didn't know, must try it next time!)
Matte finish
Easy for children to use as it doesn't get stuck to itself