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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