Sunday, July 22, 2012
Your Decorative Tape "Fix": DIY!
my last decorative tape post? Surely it's time to talk about tape again!
I have written about all the different kinds of decorative tapes I have purchased, as well as how I store them, and the various ways I have discovered to create them myself:
Carolyn Dube in the March/April 2012 Somerset Studio about painting and stamping on artist tape. Artist tape is basically like low tack masking tape that is white. I happened to have some in my stash, so I decided to give her technique a try. I didn't have any acrylic inks, such as she used, so I decided to try my alcohol inks to see what would happen.
This photo shows my workspace all set up: roll of artist tape, applicator tool, replacement felts, Adirondack alcohol inks, and tapes stretched out on wax paper:
Then I remembered reading somewhere (I don't remember where!) that First Aid tape used for holding gauze in place makes for great DIY tape. I had bought some a long time ago for that very purpose, but had not yet tried it. So to the linen closet I went:
You know you want to try this!