On NGS group, we're doing a study of Darlene Olivia McElroy & Sandra Duran Wilson's book "Surface Treatment workshop" . This weeks' section is using Masking Tape to create texture. The authors mention that different brands of masking tape have different properties and will react differently to paints. Experiment. I found an old roll of masking tape in the garage, no idea what brand it is.
Tear or cut masking tape and apply it to your surface (I used a piece of Manila Folder). Use your fingers or the handles of a pair of scissors to rub down the tape to seal it to your surface.
The authors note that the adhesive in this tape will break down, so it is not long lasting. So the other technique mentioned in the book is to use the masking tape as a resist.
Like the first sample, laid down torn masking tape over a piece of Manila Folder, pressed down, covered with q. nickel azo gold acrylic paint and let it dry.