X-Press It Masking Tape

Level: Easy

X-Press It Masking Tape is ideal for masking painted areas, and creating patterned masks on painted projects. This project can be adapted to suits a wide range of surfaces.

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What you need:

  • X-Press It Masking Tape
  • Jasart Canvas Panel
  • Reeves Acrylic (Paynes Grey)
  • Reeves Acrylic (Turquoise)
  • Reeves Acrylic (Lemon Yellow)
  • Reeves Acrylic (Black)

What you do:

  1. Start to build background - Take a Jasart Canvas and start to randomly apply paints in camouflage pattern, both to the front and sides of the Canvas.
  2. Finish background - Take two additional colours to the background pattern, and finish with flecks of black paint, more concentrated in one area of the canvas to provide different texture to the finished look. Make sure the paint is completely dry before heading to the next step.
  3. Apply Masking Tape - X-Press It Masking Tape comes in convenient 6mm size, the small width is perfect for artist and crafters, in this case we have used Masking Tape in both 6mm and then doubled up to make 12mm strips. Apply the tape in a faux herringbone pattern, consciously missing sections to bring irregularity to the pattern.
  4. Cover exposed areas - Make sure the Masking Tape has been pressed well to the canvas. Paint the exposed areas of the canvas with neutral toned paint.
  5. Reveal your design - Gently peel back the strips of Masking Tape to expose the background in the pattern shaped by using the Tape.


Products used in this project

Jasart Thick Edge Canvas

FROM $8.25


X-Press It Masking Tape

FROM $2.95


Reeves Acrylic Paint

FROM $5.20