Thursday, January 16, 2014

faux washi tape

Hi friends.  Today's technique challenge on SCS was to use tape. 

I like the look of washi tape, but don't have very much.  Since I have no blue, and that's what I wanted to go with my card, I made my own washi tape using scor-tape and a coffee filter.  I filled one side of the filter with the scor-tape.  Then I used several different blue distress stains to color the filter.  After drying it with my heat gun, I cut apart the strips of tape and then stamped some patterns on some of the strips, using ribbon stripes from Gina K Designs.  The one real disadvantage of this faux washi tape is that it is permanent; you can't lift it off and move it like regular washi tape.  The coffee filter is also less transparent than regular washi tape. 

I inked the background (leaf & floral - hero arts) with bashful blue & misted lightly with water before stamping. 

The main image is from don't worry (our daily bread designs).  I used inktense pencils and a water brush to color it. 

Thanks so much for stopping by. 


Karen Conner said...

Love this idea! Have a load of coffee filters I can't use-bought the wrong size and too lazy to take them back! Was wondering what to do with them.

Thanks for the inspiration!
Have a blessed day!!

Starla said...

Clever to make your own tape!! Just wondering if you used a less sticky (say off the shelf type tape) if you could move it?

Holly Young said...

your card is really pretty, and I love your home made washi tape. Maybe if you used some white tissue paper instead of a filter it would be more transparent?

Jan Leslie said...

This is just beautiful Melody! I love those blue flowers - and that bg is to die for! Lovely card!

Donna Nuce said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for the Birthday wishes on Splitcoast. It led me to your blog. Have a great day.