Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Paper tape week: day 2 - Jane and Karen

Day 2 for our paper tape week with Karen and Jane with us today. Karen has used the flower paper tape you can find in the embellishment section to make a beautiful Gothic Arch (by Tando).
She also made another calendar page with the same tape. Although it is purple and flowery, it works well on her masculine calendar. 

I have used the back of the Tando Creative Gothic Arch Frame and painted it with PaperArtsy Fresco (Sky) then overstamped with Brilliance ink (pearlescent purple) and a lace stamp. I repeated this on a scrap of paper. This was then glued onto the bottom of the arch and layered with some torn bookprint and the paper tape. The chipboard flower was painted to tone in and crackle accents applied. I added a few beads to the bottom and a chain to hang the piece by.

Karen used

The background has been painted with Eco Green paints and then blotted with a piece of kitchen towel to give a subtle pattern. I stamped the Katzelkraft car (Voiture) directly on top with Archival ink. The paper tape was used to trim the top and bottom and also to add a 'surface' for the car to stand on. The fabulous quote is computer generated.

Katzelkraft stamp - Voiture


Jane chose to use the Glue Dots masking tape, but in a completely different way. Nothing like the decorative paper tape (strips) but used as a background. 
Great technique, quite easy and very effective... 

I struggled a bit here on using masking tape and then lovely Carol Cann (at The Craft Barn) reminded me about this background, so...
I tore small pieces of masking tape and stuck them onto my tag completely covering it...

Spray the tag with Dylusions Ink Sprays, and blot.

Add the mask and spray over with ink spray, blot. 

Stamp with Archival ink around the border of tag

The Tando butterflies were painted with Gesso, then coloured with ink sprays and added to tag with wire antennaes

Jane used:

Dylusions Ink Sprays - Vibrant Turquoise, Lemon Zest, Bubblegum Pink
Dylusion Stamps - Further around the Edge

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See you tomorrow


  1. Brilliant samples today. I love the car quote and the masking tape BG.

  2. 3 great ways to use washi tape, fantastic!

  3. The three are nice and clever projects, I love especially the little arch of Karen and the tag of Jane, very brilliant ! Thank you for showing such creative ways of using tapes ! Coco x

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  5. Try again made a mess of the last comment....
    Another 3 Fabulous projects great ways of using tape.......now where did DH put the masking tape.......lol

  6. Lovin your samples Karen, particularly the calender page, great quote!
    Jane what a fab way to use the masking tape, would never have thought it could look so good!
    x Michelle

  7. All these projects are superb! So much inspiration and talent! xx


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