I'm a tape-aholic. There, I said it out loud and now you all know. In fact, I'm afraid to say that one of my kitchen cabinets is entirely filled with every kind of tape you can imagine. You get the picture....I'd rather play with my tape and forgo room for my pots and pans. PRIORITIES PEOPLE! A while back my friend Secret Soto shared a tutorial about making tape with napkins and tissue paper and I got hooked. This was the perfect tape for my artist trading cards and all of the crazy envelopes I make for friends. Today I'm sharing several different ways I make tape for my projects.
Enjoy! xoxo, Mark
Just a few of my hundreds of patterns
Painted and stamped.....My favorite!
Fun way to cover a cheap frame
How could you NOT want to stick this all over something?
Learn all my techniques here!
STUFF YOU'LL NEED
Old credit card or hotel key
*Get this at the dollar store!
Plain contact paper
Americana Decoupage Papers (love the foil prints)
1. Place strips of masking tape across the non-stick mat
*I got my mats at the 99c store
2. Ad blobs of paint in various areas on the tape
3. Spread it around with your hotel key or old credit card
4. Create an area of paint large enough for a rubber stamp
5. Stamp on the painted tape
6. Remove from the cutting mat as needed
7. Paint on pieces of contact paper
8. When dry, stencil on top using a make-up sponge
9. Cut in strips to make tape
10. Grab some double sided tape
11. Place long strips on the back of the Americana Decoupage Papers
12. Carefully cut out the tape with scissors
*Cut it in half to make thinner strips
13. Cut long pieces of colorful tissue paper
14. Add double sided tape the back
15. Carefully rip the strips of tape
16. If you don't want to rip, you can cut the tape with pinking shears
17. Place the double sided tape on old book pages
*My book was severely water damaged so it was perfect for this project
18. Carefully rip into strips of tape
Finally, if you have a fun print you like, simply copy it on sticker paper and cut out strips in the size you want. Paint the page with watercolors or color with markers for extra interest!
Um, kinda my favorite paints of all time!