Being “self-taught” in painting, there are some things which are so elementary, and yet unknown. And I love it when I have one of those “aha” moments.
Earlier today I had one. I’m painting something, I don’t yet know what it will evolve into, but I knew I wanted to do it in blocks on a gradated background.
My first attempt left me with wobbly edges to those blocks and a choppy gradation, which I didn’t like:
Now I’ve used painters tape quite frequently in my quilting work, as it doesn’t leave a residue. But to actually use it in PAINTING, other than masking off the trim on the wall????? WELL, DUH!!!!!!!!!! (yes, I am laughing at myself here).
The result AFTER applying painters tape to the blocks and then repainting the gradated background: