If you’ve seen the work of artists Mark Khaisman and Daniel Argyle, you’ll be aware of the creative heights tape can reach. You, too, can approach the sticky business of art with flair and confidence.

What you will need

  • Decorative tapes
  • scissors
  • clean boxes
  • nails or screws and drill bits suitable for attaching the finished piece to your wall – or for lightweight pieces, try Liquid Nails or a strong double-sided tape

On your marks

Decide which side of your box will be your ‘display face’. Secure other sides with regular or clear packing tape. Now, start applying your tape design, making sure you can still get inside the box if you need access for fixing it to the wall. Once you’re happy with the design, secure the box to the wall. Apply final tape touches when it is in position.

Tip

Sketch your design before you start sticking. If using boxes as lightweight shelves, consider lining the back with coloured or patterned paper.

 

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