tape art

Per usual, the slideshow of the step by step is below in case you want to give it a try.

Inspired by the Providence Tape Artists at this years Worcester Art Museum's Art All State, I decided to give my own version of tape art a go at home. I wanted to do something with the center wall in my living room for a while now, and once I picked up the credenza at the ReStore, things just started to click. I first searched for a pattern that I could live with for a long time. Admittedly, a long time in Elaineville differs from the norm, so feel lucky that I totally love it! I watched a time-lapsed video online, which I would not suggest, because what takes 1 minute and 13 seconds in a video, took us approximately 3 hours to tape, then 20 minutes to paint, 4 hours to dry and then another 20 to paint the second coat. Don't set yourself up for disappointment, my advice is to pace yourself and have fun. Speaking of fun, peeling the tape is one of those super satisfying tasks, we were almost a little sad to peel the last piece. You will need a partner for this job, to maintain sanity and to keep your lines on the straight and level. 
Tools:
painters tape- I used frog tape
a level
pencil and eraser
straight edge
tape measure
     I measured to find the center then offset the first square by half so that there wasn't something drawing your eye into the dead center, I plan on hanging art work so I didn't want the pattern to compete with the art. I like the yellow that already lives in my living room, so I chose to let be the color that bleeds through, and chose a grey (Sherwin Williams' Aloof Grey) to be the main color. I'd say more about it, but it might resent the attention.
While taking the photo of the wall I was watching "The Tree of Life", which had some beautiful still frames that seemed to last a long time, for a movie, for what it's worth... it's not like I'm free associating this time... the image is right there on the TV screen. I will have to go back and watch it from the beginning, what I saw of it I liked...

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