Shape tape + Dancing brush

Shape tape + Dancing brush - student project

For my project, I decided to combine the dancing brush and shape tape techniques.  I don't have a knife for precision cutting, so I used my tape to create geometric designs across the page, essentially dividing it into sections.  I had never used tape before (and I only had washi tape), so I wasn't sure that it would hold out the paint.

After taping, I used the dancing brush technique to fill in the sections, using 1-3 colours in each. I also tried to vary the amounts of water and pigment in each.

Shape tape + Dancing brush - image 1 - student projectPeeling off the tape was the most satisfying!! And I was so happy that the paint didn't bleed!

My final piece:

Shape tape + Dancing brush - image 2 - student project

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This is something I wouldn't have thought of to try on my own, especially the "dancing brush" but I love how it came out and will definitely use it again!

Thanks for a great class!!

Kristen Knechtel
Illustrator / Surface Pattern Designer
Teacher