Monday, 19 November 2012

Packing Tape Picture for Christmas


This artwork would have to be one of the quickest and easiest projects I’ve ever done - no painting or any particular skill required! It looks so modern and funky up on the wall.

I was trying to come up with ideas for cheap, original and easy to make Christmas presents the other day while I was in K-Mart… I saw the packing tape for $5 and then had the idea to make some artwork with it. 

This project is so simple that children could make it as their present to give away too.

I purchased a medium-sized canvas from a bargain shop for about $15. This design would also work really well on a large canvas.  I left the canvas as it is (white).

Then I got out my packing tape and started wrapping it around the canvas. Don’t worry about doing any sort of design, just wrap it around randomly and do lots of layers. I started with red, then yellow, then green, then blue, then black (as the first layer). Then I completed the picture by using the green, yellow and red again for the top layers, in order to give it a ‘lighter’ look.

Once I’d finished I cut a hole in the back with scissors so that I could hang it up!

So easy! Someone would love getting this for Christmas I’m sure.

Happy making!


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