How to use Frog tape to make graphic art by Jon Peters

  • Published on Sep 29, 2012
  • I started Using Frog Tape to tape out my painting on paper / illustration board, and It works really good
  • Howto & StyleHowto & Style

Comments • 32

  • ermerritt
    ermerritt 8 months ago

    I’ve been trying to find something like this for a long time. Painting a Washington Capitals logo on canvas for my boyfriend and it has a circular background. I for the life of me can’t paint a perfect circle even if I pre-draw it using a protractor. Thank you so much!

  • Widukind
    Widukind 8 months ago

    I was looking 2 hours to find a video like yours. You helped me very much- thanks for all

  • B Lee
    B Lee Year ago

    so happy i stumbled upon your channel. you are a genius dude. i love how you cut the tape. i have been wondering how to tape a circle forever. thanks for showing me the way.

  • Amber Hernandez
    Amber Hernandez Year ago

    I can't even focus on a thing you're saying, you are *that* damn fine. Haha :) sorry.. in all sincerity though I really do appreciate your videos, you are an amazing artist and teacher and a huge inspiration :)

  • KharaokeTube
    KharaokeTube Year ago

    I have been looking for this solution. Thanks! Can't wait to try this yellow frog tape.

  • jeneb52
    jeneb52 Year ago

    Very helpful tips and may try this in future paintings. Is frog tape better than using masking tape?

  • MrScampidoo
    MrScampidoo Year ago

    I use a hairdryer to warm up sellotape. No lifting the paper that way and super cheap.

  • Daniel Bartholomew

    Thank you for this video. If you don't mind a question, what kind of fine art paper are you using with this frog tape? I was happy to hear that the tape doesn't pull away the paper surface.

    • Daniel Bartholomew
      Daniel Bartholomew Year ago

      That is so helpful. Thank you so much for sharing the specific brand and type of paper that you use. I had tried using tape and paint with some BFK Rives paper that I had - and while I love that paper, it just wasn't the right kind for this specific kind of approach.

    • Jon Peters
      Jon Peters  Year ago +1

      Thanks, it’s Arces 200 pound hot press water color paper

    • Daniel Bartholomew
      Daniel Bartholomew Year ago

      I was listening to the video while writing the question above, and now I've heard you saying you use illustration board with a hot press surface. So I'm sorry for not listening all the way through the first time around. Thank you for the tips.

  • Kairasp Daruwala
    Kairasp Daruwala 2 years ago

    John hi, where can I find Frog Tape ? as I my self am an aero modeller, it can be very handy.

  • TheBluelizardman21
    TheBluelizardman21 2 years ago

    Very helpful When I am using acrylics and taping I apply a thin layer of matte medium over the tape which ensures no leakage under the tape. I use the green frog tape, but want to try the yellow

  • Enemerio Galvan
    Enemerio Galvan 3 years ago

    Great Tips!!

  • Jay Dubs
    Jay Dubs 3 years ago

    super helpful thanks for these tips n tricks

  • Kevin Barbieux
    Kevin Barbieux 3 years ago

    I recently discovered frog tape and I'm very happy with it - much better than blue. And had wondered about doing curves with it. Thanks, this vid helped a lot.

  • Sébastien Tanguay
    Sébastien Tanguay 3 years ago

    How generous of you to share all these useful tips. Thank you!

  • KSS5
    KSS5 4 years ago

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Archive Studios
    Archive Studios 5 years ago +1

    Great videos. Just starting with encaustics and want to mask out sharp-edged shapes onto the wooden surface before applying encaustic paint. In your experience, can you mask out the shapes with a Frog or other type tape to prevent the edges from running? Just curious to know if it's okay, or if the hot encaustic melts the tape? What would you do to make neat-edged shapes? Thanks.

    • Jon Peters
      Jon Peters  5 years ago

      this video might help How to make a smooth encaustic surface by Jon Peters

  • MrWilma127
    MrWilma127 5 years ago

    I'm really with you with the impression of the paintings. Damaged / heavy used look in an organised and clean room / surrounding / frame.
    How did you make these damaged-looking marks? Or: is there a training source on the net with DIY painting techniques you can recommend?

  • hybridxx
    hybridxx 5 years ago

    what kind of foam brushes are those? the ones i bought leave a ton of brush marks :( these look like they leave a really smooth marks

  • alegradance
    alegradance 6 years ago


  • alegradance
    alegradance 6 years ago

    Gluing gold leaf

  • alegradance
    alegradance 6 years ago

    Is it that yellow guey stuff?

  • alegradance
    alegradance 6 years ago

    Hello. I was trying to figure out how you make the aluminum "splotches and cuts" like it looks real... Is is just glue being sprayed and then aluminum leaf being applied? Cheers

  • ChameleonArt
    ChameleonArt 6 years ago

    great vid, great techniques!

  • Jan Kreut
    Jan Kreut 6 years ago

    Great video, again. Is the green tape just painters tape? I have never seen Frog tape. Where do you buy that? You are a man of so many talents. When do you find time to do all you do?

  • ChrisHewson1975
    ChrisHewson1975 6 years ago

    Great, thank you, I will buy some.

  • ChrisHewson1975
    ChrisHewson1975 6 years ago

    Hi, your videos are great. What type of paint did you use in this video?

  • Kraaft Shaak
    Kraaft Shaak 6 years ago

    you did, I am viewing of this video stopped every time at 2:37 and I thought it was an accident on your part...turns out it was mine! SORRY! ;)

  • Kraaft Shaak
    Kraaft Shaak 6 years ago

    I was hoping to see how you did the circle there a video for that?