“Feb Challenge & A Tutorial! “

The end of January, where did it go! Welcome February πŸ™‚

I am lucky enough this month to be a Guest Designer @ http://homeandscrapped.ning.com/Β Β  I really enjoyed my four months last yr as a DT and getting an extra month is a bonus!Β  My challenge for you is to create a layout using some decorative tape; home-made or bought πŸ™‚

As you all know by now I am a Washi Tape-aholic! I can’t get enough of the stuff! πŸ™‚ Even though the rolls of gorgeous tape are not expensive, it is always nice to be able to save a few pennies on scrap supplies! That is why I have done this tutorial for you on how to make your own ‘washi tape’ πŸ™‚

You don’t need many supplies to make some tape and you probably have them in your stash! πŸ™‚

Supplies needed!

Masking Tape

Non stick craft mat or baking paper

paint, Stazon ink, mists, stamps, mod podge

acetate sheet or a page protector for storing your tape πŸ™‚

Step 1.Β  Tear strips of tape off your roll and apply them to your clothes to make them low tack.Β  This is so the tape wont tear your paper or card-stock if you need to lift and re-apply on a layout or card. πŸ™‚ Then lay several strips of tape across your mat to use πŸ™‚

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Step 2.Β Β There are a few ways I decorated the tape! a) Stamp directly onto it with Stazon as this dries quickly. b) Paint your tape with, or mist then stamp over it.Β  You will need to use a heat gun if you mist and use dye inks. c) Apply Mod Podge over strip and adhere pattern paper! d) Use Crackle paint and watch the crackle appear!Β  e) Apply glue along the strip and add some glitter. f) Stamp with a versamark pad, apply emboss powder and heat πŸ™‚Β  Just use your imagination! πŸ™‚

007-001On these pieces I stamped with Black Stazon and adhered a strip of Vintage music sheet! πŸ™‚

Step 3. Get to it and have fun creating your own tapes to match your projects and enjoy!! πŸ™‚

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As you can see after the strips dried I lifted them from my craft mat and adhered them to the page protector to use on my layout! πŸ™‚ You can also cut up pieces of toilet roll holder and wrap the tape around to store.

Step 4. When you can stop making this addictive stuff I would love to see what you came up with and see it on your layout! πŸ™‚

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And this is what I came up with πŸ™‚ I masked the background with a Hexie mask, embossed some pp with a folder and sanded it back, added my photos, made the banner using washi.Β  Using strips of the washi I made, (the black grunge and the blue cogs), I put them at the bottom and top of the photos and made the flowers.

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A close up of the flowers I made by punching a circle of card-stock and the adding the tape ruffled around the circle and securing with a brad. πŸ™‚ Really easy to make as your tape is already tacky and you don’t have to worry about messy glue. πŸ™‚

Well, I hope you feel inspired to have a go at my challenge and have some creative fun!

TFL πŸ™‚ Kerri x

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