Tuesday, 25 February 2014

GD: Pam Thorburn #3 Faux Washi Tape Layout

"Hello all, Pam here. For today's layout I thought I would have a go at making my own washi tape. Of course you can buy some fantastic washi tapes, but if you are anything like me you end up with rolls and rolls of tape, but never in the colour you need for the project you are working on. So it makes sense to make your own bespoke tape to match your colour scheme".

I had intended to make my washi tape from crafter's double sided sticky tape-the kind with the pull off backing paper. However I discovered I didn't have any left, so ended up buying a roll from my local supermarket. This type came on a roll and didn't have the pull off paper on the back, so I had to improvise a little. 

I found that I could adhere a piece of tape to a non stick craft sheet to stamp on it, and it would still be sticky enough to adhere to cardstock when I removed it. So, having stuck it to my craft sheet, I then adhered a strip of tissue paper to the top, and stamped onto the tissue paper. Then it was a matter of trimming off any excess tissue paper:

Another method I used for my home made washi was to use strips of Micropore surgical tape. This tape can be bought at any chemist shop. Again, begin by adhering a strip to a non stick craft sheet. To add colour, I painted it with Fresco Paint. When the paint was dry I stamped onto it:

Having made an assortment of tapes I started on my layout. I watered down Fresco Paints-1 part paint to 4 parts water- and decanted it into spray bottles. The colours I used were Bora Bora, Yellow Submarine, and Hey Pesto.

I sprayed onto my cardstock and turned the card so the paint dripped down ...

 and in the other direction too ...

...... and also down the page. When the paint had dried I stamped randomly over with an Ink and the Dog script stamp.

Then I randomly stamped in vertical and horizontal lines over my paint drips. You will notice I am not all fussy about my stamping as I'm after a grungy look.

After that I adhered strips of my home made washi tape, following the direction of my under-stamping.

I made a frame in the centre of my page using stamping, and washi tape.

If you look closely you will see that the washi tape, is slightly transparent, just like the real thing.

I adhered my photos, the title, and added journalling to complete the layout. And it was such fun to make too!

I hope you will be inspired by my projects this week and look forward to seeing eveyone's interpretation. I will be back again next month, see you all then.


Leandra Says: Ohhh this DOES look like a LOT of fun! Love how you have built up the layers on this and I'm liking the idea of keeping your first washi option un-trimmed....quite liked that frilly edge! Great colours Pam, thanks for another wonderful week!

Gillian Says:A fun way to create your own washi tape tailored to a specific project, love the compostion and balance of colours. Thanks for another week of beautiful layouts Pam.

If you would like to join in this week's challenge and play along with Pam's techniques, then do link up your creativity here, and go in the draw to win some PA stamps of your choice! You need to link your entry by 17:00, Sunday March 2nd 2014.


Dana said...

What a super fun page! I am going to HAVE to make some tapes! Thank you for a great post =0)

Helen said...

Gorgeous Pam!

Hazel Agnew said...

My kinda colours, my kinda thing. Mrs Messy will be on the case tonight. Love the whole thing, so full of life, x

Julie Lee said...

This looks terrific. I do love homemade Washi and this is such fun! Julie Ann xxx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Really bright and vibrant colours got to have a go at own washi tape x

Sid said...

Puts a whole new slant on the term 'Washi' but it looks fab !!

Anonymous said...

I love this page, fab layers, gorgeous colours & the tape looks great.

Craftyfield said...

The washi tape making and paint dripping sounds great fun... Love that your page is totally yours rather than designer paper & bought embellishments, my kind of layout, and thrifty too!

Unknown said...

Medi tape great idea, going to try that one x

Unknown said...

Fab! xx

butterfly said...

Fab layouts all week, Pam... the drippage on this is just glorious!
Alison x

Michelle said...

This is a fun technique!
I love the colors you used on your layout. So fun,

craftytrog said...

I love this LO Pam, couldn't wait to try these techniques myself!
Alison x

Jo said...

Love the grungy layering, might have to have a play at this! Jo xx

Kezzy said...

Wow awesome layout, I love your handmade washi tape and the dripping background is lush. Kezzy :-) xxx

Colleen said...

I did all three of your challenges/inspirations this week. I adore all the scrapbook pages you've made. Thanks for such a fun week :)

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