Friday, October 28, 2011

Book Study - Ventilation Tape

On NGS group, we're doing a study of Darlene Olivia McElroy & Sandra Duran Wilson's book "Surface Treatment workshop" This week we're looking at the section Ventilation Tape, previously known to me as foil flashing tape. It is a product similar to aluminum foil, but has adhesive on the back side which is covered by paper. This can be found in the hardware store. This can be used much the same as aluminum foil, but is narrower.
 There are some fun suggestions of using this product in the book. Create texture in the ventilation tape (this can be done with an embossing folder, as I did, or over a texture plate or stencil, or drawn on with a pencil).
 Cut the tape into desired shapes, pull off the paper backing and adhere to your surface (I painted watercolor paper with gold acrylic paint and stamped on circles with black acrylic paint). Press down the edges of the ventilation tape.
 If desired, use a paintbrush to add a layer of acrylic paint over the ventilation tape, let dry for about 15 minutes.
 Use a paper towel to wipe the paint off the raised areas, leaving the paint in the crevices. More paint can be added as desired.
 Here's the background I created.
 Another way to use the tape mentioned by the authors is to use the tape as a functional element by taping down collage pieces. Here I added brown acrylic paint and wiped off the top of the textured ventilation tape, then cut the tape into small pieces and used it to adhere an image printed on a transparency sheet to the atc.

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