there’s something so satisfying about peeling away artist’s tape from borders of paper when a piece of art is finished. i always tape off the edges of my paper when i watercolor or use chalk pastels in my own art, and i’ve discovered that it really bumps up the sophistication level of kid art, too.
just wanted to share the technique, as it creates a wonderful container for the scribbles of your wee littles. using watercolor tape ($$$), blue painter’s tape ($$), or masking tape ($), you can tape around the border of a piece of paper, or divide a large sheet of paper up into several sections. (you’re paying for a gratifying peel-away without ripping your paper.)
let the coloring begin! coloring up to and across the borders makes a really great effect. here, N colored with crayola washable markers and crayons.
once the tape is peeled away, the results are so satisfying!
it’s as if they’re already matted. all you need now is a frame (or a clothespin!)