What more Duct Tape can do


Rudy Iniguez fixes one of his duct-taped flowers at the garden on Oct. 15. The flowers come in a variety of colors and styles including roses and sunflowers that he sells for $1.25 per flower and a dozen for $15.

Mercy Watkins, Writer

For many months Rudy Iniguez has made duct-tape art one of his many hobbies, one of his most popular creations are flowers, along with duct-tape hats and gloves.

Iniguez has been studying how to make duct tape art for six months on many different internet sites. Among the first things Iniguez learned how to make was a duct tape rose along with a bowler hat, gloves and a variety of other flowers. Different sites will show you how to make flowers, backpacks, dresses and more.

“The rose was really easy to learn, it only took me about twenty minutes to learn and complete my first flower,” Iniguez said.

Armando Zavala was the first of Iniguez’ friends to purchase one of his duct taped items.  Zavala had seen him make the items before and decided to purchase one for his girlfriend.

“I bought my girlfriend three of the flowers for our anniversary,” Zavala said.”She adored them.”

Not only can Iniguez’ art be adored it could also be sold. Iniguez sells his taped flowers for  $1.25 per flower and a dozen of taped flowers for $15.

Belikka Silva, a close friend of the young artist first purchased a bouquet of his flowers for her mom’s birthday.

“ When I saw that Armando had three of Rudy’s duct taped flowers, I decided I wanted to get some for my mom’s birthday. I knew she would love them,“ Silva said

“She said they were very creative.”

The costumer picks which colors he/she wants in the flower and receives it in the same week. One of the hardest things that Iniguez has attempted to make was a pair of tape gloves. Unfortunately, they didn’t come out the way that he liked. Iniguez’ goal is to complete the gloves he once attempted to make. He also intends to further himself in the art he continues to create.