Welcome everyone! Paula Phillilps aka JournalArtista here!
I am excited to share a NEW stencil technique with you today which reinvents the packing tape transfer!
Check out the video:
A few other tips:
Consider your stencil choice wisely! The above picture shows the page completely covered with tape ready to be dipped in water. The fine lines of this design caused the removal of the tape to be a little tricky and difficult. You also may tear your stencil if there is very fine detail in the design, so choose bold designs such as the ones below designed by the wonderful Mary Beth Shaw.
I have found many free/cheap magazines easily peel off. With the magazine page facing up gently peel the page back.
Other times may prove to be more difficult such as this glossy magazine image shown below. No worries! Continue to soak and rub the paper off with your finger until there are no paper fibers left.
I LOVE this stencil designed by Mary Beth Shaw for this technique. This page also shows that a little ripped tape still looks great!!
Don't forget to transfer some words or script as well as images.
Since recording the video I have been playing around with what types of supplies and techniques will work on top of the tape.
A layer of matte medium or soft gel medium works very well. Assure medium is completely dry before adding any other layers.
A Sharpie China Marker will easily draw over the packing tape transfer, as does the