The craze for washi/tissue tape seems to be taking over the world, however it is just so expensive.
So I set about making some of my own, and had great fun doing so. First I gathered my supplies. Tapes. Tissue paper. Non Stick paper. There are many tapes that you can use.
Here I have Micro pore tape, sports injury tape which is a sticky backed cotton fabric, then masking tape, respositionable Scotch tape, and double sided tape in 2 widths. I also used some joint mesh tape that I found in the DIY store.
You will also need some sort of non stick backing. Here I have freezer paper, and 2 kinds of baking parchment.
Now lets start to add some colour.
Peel the backing from a tape and lay it down onto a clean non stick surface, KEEP THE BACKING TAPE, you will need to reattach the backing when you have finished painting.
The first layer is a block colour using your favourite Fresco Paints. These are so wonderful for this project because of the smooth surface they create which is great for stamping onto.
Add your top layer of stamping in a much bolder colour or pattern.
1. block colour
2. minimal/shaded stamping or stencilling
3. bolder stamping/stencilling
I decided to leave my Wooden Spools unpainted. For a couple of reason.
2. If I painted the spools to match the tape, and then the tape ran out..I would be left with a
coloured spool and have to try and match it up to the next tape that I make.
So take a little re-positionable clear tape and use it to attach your coloured tape to the spool, then wrap it tightly and use a little more clear tape to hold it in place.
Leandra Says:Ohhh now we can make the perfect tape for each and every project, but i love the idea of a session just making loads of the stuff!! Grand idea!
Gillian Says: How very cool ... I soooo want to go make my own now and the great thing is I have the majority of these household supplies to hand. Thanks Darcy for this "lightbulb moment".