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DIY American Flag Canvas made with Pro® 46 Masking Tape

Materials Used

Materials used to make this decorative American flag canvas.


1. Choose Your Surface

I had chosen a wooden style canvas which I already had on hand and was painted white.
Pro® 46 Colored Crepe Masking Tape and Artist Tape will work well and stick to most surfaces such as vinyl plastic, glass, poster board or wood. With this tape you have many options for the surface you choose.

2. Red Stripes as a Base

I started with the placement of the red stripes by using Pro® 46 Colored Crepe Masking Tape in Red and by pulling a long piece of tape from roll (more than the length of your surface because over hang is ok). You can wrap Pro® 46 Colored Crepe Masking Tape over the edges of the canvas, or simply trim off later—it is easier to hold the longer ends of tape lengthwise over surface to guide it down straight then to try to match up an exact edge. You may want to pencil in your measurements or guidelines first. I just eyeballed it, using the width of tape as a spacer.

Start by placing the red stripes using Pro® 46 Colored Crepe Masking Tape in Red.

3. Blue Corner

Use the Pro® 46 Colored Crepe Masking Tape in Blue to create the blue corner of your flag. You can pre-cut your Pro® 46 Blue tape or, use your hands and simply rip the tape into approximate strips (I ripped the tape by hand). You can continue the blue line horizontally, vertically, or mix it up (like we did – cross hatching the Pro® 46 Blue tape).

Use the Pro® 46 Colored Crepe Masking Tape in Blue to create the blue corner of your flag.

4. Draw the White Stars

Artist Tape, Premium Flatback Paper Tape in White is being used to create the white stars for our flag. For the white stars I taped down a few strips of white artist tape across my cutting mat. Used my pen to freehand draw stars directly onto the tape as a template.
Tip: Try to draw the stars a bit larger, you will cut the inside of lines as to not see any pen or pencil lines on the final design. It is also an option to stencil your stars, if you have one and prefer a unified look. Also, I didn’t have room for all 50 stars, so you might not want to make all 50 right away.

Use a pen to draw stars directly onto the tape.

5. Cut the White Stars

I used my exacto blade to simply score out the inside of each star shape in order to cut as many stars as we could fit onto our flag. I used a cutting mat and I highly recommend it for two reasons: don’t ruin any of your work surfaces and the tape will peel off more easily.

Use exacto blade to score the inside of each star shape.

6. Peel and Place The White Stars

Peel back the excess tape areas from around stars. With the backside of your blade, you can easily slide under the star and carefully lift it up and then place each one onto your flag in the blue corner.

Peel and place the white stars.

7. Salute Your Flag!

Salute your finished flag!


Notes:

Scissors are optional. Both paper Artist Tape and Pro® 46 are hand tearable, so I usually judge by eye and rip tape by hand.


Also, try this windproof patriotic outdoor tablescape

Made with Pro® 46 Colored Crepe Masking Tape

Also, try this windproof patriotic outdoor tablescape.

To begin, I started by first laying down my base color horizontally, I started with Pro® 46 Colored Crepe Masking Tape in Blue.

Add in the Pro® 46 Colored Crepe Masking Tape in Red vertically in a “weaving” like manner. I worked from right to left since I’m right handed and that seemed easiest. Since you are using tape, you will not be weaving THROUGH, you will be lifting the tape up-and-down and back-and-forth to achieve this look.

Enjoy a fun design on your table without the wind blowing it away!


Watch the video below for more 4th of July tape decorating ideas


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