Saturday, August 24, 2013

less is more: washi tape





This week's theme at Less Is More is Washi Tape. You can either use some you've bought or improvise. I've seen people make it before with surgical tape and wanted to have a go. I had some lovely fresco chalk finish paints to play with from PaperArtsy, and I'm experimenting with the different types (opaque, semi-opaque and translucent.)


I had a scraggy bit of micropore tape, so I stuck it to my cutting mat














 and sponged on the translucent blood orange. I then stamped the opaque sky blue,


 


using this swirl stamp (one of my favourites from PaperArtsy)


 
and then did the same with this splatter (another fave).
 

Then I stamped this script (yet another fave) in black ink.





 close- up

 

I used this to make a card using another PaperArtsy stamp (all of the stamps I have used have been from the  hotpicks sets) and the splatter again. I stamped the flower under the tape, but the splatters over it.

I'm quite pleased with how this turned out. I'll definitely be trying it again.


17 comments:

  1. Awesome tape Joanne, you have made a fabulous card, I so like the colours and the off the page stamping.

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  2. Washi tape looks great Joanne. And the stamping sets it off perfectly! Fantastic.

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  3. What I love about your makes is that you are so generous with how you achieve the creation. When I saw Washi tape - my heart sunk as I don't live anywhere near any crafty shops and don't have any - so it was an absolute joy to see how you created it - I think that I might get messy and have a go myself. I don't have the Paper Artsy paints yet so I will have to improvise for now. We do have a chemist in our village so they should sell the micropore tape

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  4. This worked brilliantly Joanne, fab card too

    Kathyk

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  5. Your self-made tape is stunning! Beautiful CaS-card! Have a fun and creative weekend, Gerrina

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  6. Loving the home-made Washi it looks really fab on your card !

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  7. Surgical tape, I never thought of that, love this card!

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  8. this looks great - well done x

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  9. Your homemade washi tape is fabulous. A super card. Xx

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  10. Love youre homemade washi tape, pretty card!

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  11. Certainly haven't lost your touch. Fabulous!

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  12. Such a pretty card Joanne and your washi tape is gorgeous
    Margaret x

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  13. Great handmade tape and such an effective addition to your card

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  14. Great tape Joanne and a super card, I love the image too!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  15. This is beautiful! Thanks for the guide to using micropore tape - I would never thought about it. This is my first visit to your blog - your cards are inspirational.
    Elaine

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  16. Fabulous card... Love how you used the washi. Thanks for joining us
    Jen x
    "Less Is More"

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word verification is off! thanks for all your lovely comments, they mean so much to me!