How to Create Wall Art With Electrical Tape

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Introduction: How to Create Wall Art With Electrical Tape

Add a Mondrian vibe to a wall using some electrical tape and a few pieces of coloured acetate. It's pretty self explanetory but for more detailed insructions go here.

Step 1: Pick a Wall

Choose the space you want to decorate.

Step 2: Gather Your Materials

I used:
Electrical tape
Coloured acetate sheets
A spirit level
A craft knife
Scissors
A pencil

Step 3: Layout Your 'Frame'

4 long stips of tape create a 'frame'. Use a spirit level and pencil or do it by eye if you've got the chops.

Step 4: Plot Your Pattern

Use your trusty spirit level and a pencil.
I did this one square at a time, so I could adapt the design if I needed to.

Step 5: Get Sticking

Get sticking, then trim off the excess tape with a craft knife.

Step 6: Remove It When You Get Bored.

Enjoy you new Mondrian inspired wall art, remove it when you get bored.

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Lovely. This awakens the hungry geek in me. Think this works with duct tape too? :D

Cool. I hadn't thought doing something with just tape and acetate as a temporary decoration.

im gona make one and put it on a piece of heavy white cardboard so i can hang it on my wall or wherever

You are a GENIUS love your work! and im definitely trying it!

Neat Idea! I'm Curious how this would look over my bed in a horizontal rectangle frame...kind of like a wall "headboard" !?! Hmm I may have to try it.

I agree with TssGramma. I believe that if you were to create something similar to this on, say, a piece of drywall or some canvas or something and then mount it on the wall you could have a "professional-looking" piece of artwork. ...Just make sure to sign it really messy like at the bottom. I really do like this though. Very nice! :) ♥ Jessica ♥

you could mount the design to a painted board and then hang the board. That way, you don't have to worry about removal ruining a wall. For a different look (like for a kid's room), you could use duct (duck?) tape. it comes in assorted colors. Fun project!!

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electrical tape also comes in many colors -- check your local Lowes or Home Depot in the electrical section!

Duct* :] and GREAT suggestion. I was contemplating the idea myself and I'm very indecisive. So removing it after a few months might be annoying (especially if i want to put it back up :P ).

This is a cool Instructable.  I'm going to tweet your project to my followers (www.twitter.com/thriftstoreremx).

******I have a question****Since tape is has a flat surface, how did you use the level to ensure the tape is level (plumb).  What was your technique?

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Neat idea. I just made one of my own, after reading this. I used white paper and transparent colored dividers because i have wall paper in my room.

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I wonder how such a thing would hold up to sunlight and heat... my guess is not well. But, very clever design!

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genterara says: It does look nice, but I tried it on a window and the sun made the electrical tape contract, leaving an irregular square. Looks funny now.

Greetings- Very clever, quick and cheap. I'm surprised no-one has suggested this for window decoration. The acetate would look like stained glass... Mondrian meets leadlight. Especially effective if you have black window frames (I'm thinking of anodised aluminium).

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"genterara says: It does look nice, but I tried it on a window and the sun made the electrical tape contract, leaving an irregular square. Looks funny now."

It does look nice, but I tried it on a window and the sun made the electrical tape contract, leaving an irregular square. Looks funny now.