Happy Monday everyone! I’m Ally and I’m your host of Stamps & Scraps!
Today we’re going to talk all about…
Tissue paper is easy find and even even easier to use on your scrapbooking projects.
One of the more popular trends in the industry right now is WASHI TAPE so instead of spending a fortune on buying rolls and rolls of washi tape… why not try to make our own!
STEPS TO MAKING YOUR OWN WASHI TAPE:
- Cut tissue paper strips. TIP: You can always cut your strips larger and then trim them with scissors when your designs are finished.
- Crumple your tissue strips and then unfurl them. This gives your tape a great textural element!
- Grab a roll of some double sided tape – I used some 1″ wide Sookwang tape. Flourishes offers a variety of tape widths HERE!
- Adhere your tissue strip to the sticky side of your double sided tape.
- Now decorate!!!
To decorate my tapes, I first took some Distress Inks and applied a light wash of there colours to my tissue; Shabby Shutters, Peacock Feathers and Peeled Paint.
Then I took some green distress ink and stamped some fern images from the “Ferns and Fiddles” stamp set all over each strip. I then added a touch of walnut stain ink to one side of each tissue strip. And VOILA… your very own washi tape!
You of course, can try this same technique with acrylic paint, inks, stamps and stencils! Super fun stuff!
The industry also has a variety of printed tissue sheets like this this one which I incorporated into my layout today.
Here is my completed layout creation using my strips of homemade washi tape.
You & Me Forever
by Allison Cope
Here are a few close ups of aspects of this layout…
I stamped a few simple roses and rose bush leaves from the “I Love Roses” stamp set. I first brushed a wash of white paint over top of them and then coloured with in with Ranger’s new Distress Ink markers. To add that finishing touch, I added a fine layer of clear embossing powder to my roses and some Ranger crackle accents solution to my leaves.
For my tissue back ground, I stamped a variety of ferns again right over top of the tissue paper. I also embossed some white ferns to add a pop of more white.
For my title, I stamped all over a simple manila tag, incorporating my title “You & Me Forever” from the “Love Sweet Love” stamp set.
Thanks for joining me today. I hope you’ve enjoyed this mini tutorial and I hope you take the time to stamp your own washi tapes soon!
stamps, cardstock: Flourishes (Love Sweet Love, I Love Roses!, Ferns and Fiddles, Moments in Time, Humming Along); patterned paper: Heidi Swapp; tissue paper: 7Gyspies, Canvas Corp.; inks: Ranger Distress Inks & markers, Memento; canvas pieces, gems: Prima; wood frame: Kaisercraft; printed tissue tape: We R Memory Keepers; masks: Crafters Workshop; hat pin: Petaloo; white paint: DecoArt; mists: Tattered Angels; other: embossing powder, Crackle Accents, thread, twine, blue ribbon.