Weekly BobBlast Issue 392
Just Tape

Welcome Back to Another BobBlast!
Just tape… the correct tape, that is!

Painters use sticky tape for a variety of reasons. Here are just a few:
•Taping down their watercolor paper on a surface before painting
•Temporarily taping painting to a studio wall
•Masking off a portion of the painting surface - like a frisket

Lately I have taped off a four-sided border on watercolor paper to create a "mock mat" border. I paint inside the lines, so to speak - then finally… slowly peel back the tape, revealing a pretty cool, instantaneous presentation of my most immediate, current piece with a pristine white border. Watch the video for my step-by-step!

If you peel the tape off too fast, you may not get a clean, crisp edge and tear the top layer of the paper surface.

The type of tape I am using is FrogTape - yellow for sensitive surfaces. I use this "masking the borders" technique for graphic impact. In the video, I demo with black acrylic paint. You can certainly use acrylics in an array of colors, watercolors or oils on any surface and mask off the borders.

I have always liked the look of clean, sharp border edges. Using this technique of taping gives the appearance of a Monotype print - without using a printing press!

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Workshop • Non-Objective Abstract Paintings • January 6-7, 2022
Demo • Using Neutrals in your Paintings January 3, 2022

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•January 3, 2022
"Using Neutrals in your Paintings"
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"Hearts and Flowers"
•March 21, 2022
"Creating a Series, Using the 5Cs"
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Windows
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Below is a list of featured workshops - but did you know that I also offer private sessions in my studio and online? Perfect for beginners who want a crash course in watercolor or acrylic or for artists who are designing an exhibit and want to bounce ideas for content and techniques. I devote 100% of my studio time to you! Designed for 1 to 3 people - if you are interested or have questions, email kate@robertburridge.com

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January 3, 2022
Demos in BobLand
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January 6-7, 2022
Zoomin' with Bob! - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Non-Objective Abstract Painting
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January 10, 11 & 13, 2022
Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting - ONLINE WORKSHOP
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January 22-29, 2022
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage in Mexico
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Boca de Tomatlan, 10 miles South of Puerto Vallarta 
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February 7, 2022
Demos in BobLand
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February 8-9, 2022
Zoomin' with Bob! - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Abstract Figure Painting with Pash
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March 3-6, 2022
Robert Burridge Studio Mentor Workshop
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March 14-18, 2022
Robert Burridge 5-Day Instructional Studio Workshop
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March 21, 2022
Demos in BobLand
Monthly Demos - Online Zoom Demo!

April 1-2, 2022
Zoomin' with Bob! - ONLINE WORKSHOP
Non-Objective Abstract Painting & Collage
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April 4, 5 & 7, 2022
Color Lesson: Making and Using Neutrals - ONLINE WORKSHOP
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April 19, 2022
Demos in BobLand
Monthly Demos - Online Zoom Demo!

April 25-29, 2022
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage
Montreal, Canada
Contact Lucie Michel, 514-889-8191

June 27-July 6, 2022
Paint Guatemala with Bob Burridge
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Just Tape
Love, Peace & Happiness,
BobBlast #392 - Video run time 8 minutes, 4 seconds

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