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:
The stamps I used for the tape were: JOFY Collection 13, E Sara Naumann 06, Ink and the Dog: Frames Plate 4, Ink and the Dog Mini 41, E Sara Naumann 02
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 ...
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.