Tuesday 6 November 2012

Paper Tape

Hi, as promised, I'm back with my calendar entry for  Week 5 of The Craft Barn Calendar challenge.  The theme for this particular week was 'paper tape'.  I had a whole lot of fun doing this, tried a technique I'd never used before and even quite like the result!

Using Jane's technique for inspiration (she used this on Day 2 of Paper Tape week), I covered my piece of card in masking tape.  I didn't have any smooth tape, having finished a roll about two weeks ago (I wish I'd saved some now!), so I improvised and used general diy masking tape which has a bit of a texture to it.  Tearing little pieces off and layering them over my piece of card, I covered the whole piece then sprayed it with Walnut Ink Crystals dissolved in some hot water, and allowed the ink to have a good roll about all over the place, seeping into all the nooks & crannies, then I mopped up the excess.  Once it was dry, I stuck some lovely wide washi? tape across the middle of the piece of card.  The Stampers Anonymous/TH images were stamped onto Kraft cardstock with Coffee Archival Ink and then cut out, and the calender was mounted and attached.
I then used the same tape around the edges of the mdf block, bringing it around the front, then mounting the whole paper-taped piece onto the taped block.
I've backed the whole block with Kraft cardstock. I'm hoping to upload Week 4 at the weekend, along with Week 6, then I will be up to date!

I'd also like to enter this into the Eclectic Ellapu Challenge who have a theme of  It's A Vintage Thing.

Bye for now

Maria xxxxx


Scrapmate said...

Another lovely calendar. I do like your work.

Sandra said...

What an absolutely brilliant idea using masking tape! Everything plays beautifully off each other, well done Maria. Thank you for sharing your creation with us over at Eclectic Ellapu for the week's "It's a Vintage Thing".

Gio said...

Gorgeous piece, Maria, very inspiring!

Vicky said...

Fantastic idea, and wonderful project, love all the embellishments and layout, Thanks for joining us on Eclectic Ellapu, Hugs Vicky

Jean said...

Another lovely calendar Maria, I love all the vintage sewing bits on this one. You are certainly making good use of all the MDF pieces.
( no baby yet, due on Sunday!)
Jean x

Bernardine Cuttino said...

Beautiful creation, simply gorgeous. Thanks for joining in on the fun over at Eclectic. We look forward to seeing you again.

hazel said...

Another fabulous calender Maria, I love all the embellishments.
xxx Hazel.

Craftyfield said...

Beautiful ! I like how you used the tape.

Anonymous said...

You will have to excuse me as I have a bit of a swoon moment. Just love everything little detail on this from the colours, theme and texture.
Too fabulous if I may say so!
Have a great week Maria

craft-roomjulia said...

Wow Maria I am in love with your latest calender, a totally stunning creation. Julia xxxx