Sunday, 14 January 2018

Home Made Washi Tape Tag

The home made washi tape was made for a challenge; Explore Your Creativity 5 with Junk Journal Junkies and Mindful Art.  For the challenge you had to use the technique of layering, the product home made washi tape and keep it monochrome; all on a tag.  I love what I ended up with and will certainly be creating my own washi tape again!  I am also entering it into the Anything Goes January Challenge on Country View Challenges.
For my 'washi tape' I used strips of masking tape in two widths; 5cm and 2.5cm.  I stuck one wide and three narrow strips to my glass mat and coloured the wide and one of the narrow with Candied Apple Distress Oxide.
I then added a layer of stamping in Vermilion Archival ink over the top (Red Geranium over the uncoloured pieces of tape).  For this I used stamps by Stampers Anonymous designed by Tim Holtz; Ledger Script on the wide strip and Classics #6 on the others.
For the next layer of stamping, I started with Picket Fence Distress ink, but then moved over to Moonlight White Brilliance ink.  The Mixed Media set, Classics #6, the Stripes stamp from the Stripes & Holiday Type set and the typewriter keyboard from the Documented set provided the next layer, together with one of the Drips & Dirt stamps (The Art of Brett Weldele).
Finally, I added another layer of stamping in places in the opposite direction using vermilion archival ink and the type face stamp from the Documented set.
I then added the 'washi tape' onto two #8 manilla tags alternating light and dark background strips. 
There wasn't quite enough tape to cover the second tag, so I decided to cut out three hearts from it to use as an additional layer on the tag which had been completely covered.  The edges were inked with Vermilion Archival ink to make them stand out once they were layered onto the tag.
A suitable sentiment phrase from the Small Talk sticker book (Tim Holtz) was cut into sections and added to the hearts and tag; 'keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.'
All stamps used and the remains of the 2nd tag.
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