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« on: November 01, 2012 11:42:57 AM »

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DIY Washi/Fancy Tape - featuring Elmer's products

I love the idea of Washi/Patterned paper tape... and I love my game table that I covered in paper tape.

However, I have (once again) discovered that I am a fussy Craftster -- at any given moment, I never have quite the right pattern/color/style of tape. I think that even if I had every available pattern/color, I would end up not having the right tape at the right moment.

And that got me thinking... because I do have this nifty role of Elmer's Scrapbooking Double-Sided tape.



Oh yes, I'm now making my own paper tape.  And not just paper.



As you can see from the picture, I'm preparing to make fancy tape out of a map from an old book, a discarded neck tie, and some green tissue paper.

SUPPLIES
  • Elmer's Double-Sided Tape
  • Various Papers
  • Wooden Spools (optional)
  • Rubber Bands (optional)
  • Self Healing Cutting Mat
  • Ruler
  • X-ACTO Knife
  • Scissors

INSTRUCTIONS

This is so simple (and a wee bit addictive).  Mark my words, you will be looking at everything in your stash wondering if you can make tape out of it.

1. Place the desired paper (or fabric) "right side down" on the self healing mat and run a line of double-sided tape on top of it. The most important thing to remember is that you are placing the tape on the "back" of your paper or fabric.

2. If paper, use the ruler and the X-ACTO knife to trim off the excess paper. If fabric, use the scissors.

What you're left with is a strip of tape that has your material on one side and the original white paper backing on the other side.  For simple storage, wrap the tape (white paper side "in") around an old thread spool and secure with a rubber band.

When you're ready to use the tape, just peel off the paper backing and apply. Here's an in progress pic of wrapping the "tissue paper tape" around a plain piece of cardboard.



And as I looked around my stash, my eyes fell on the finely shredded landscaping foam:



Yep, it worked!  Be forewarned, the landscaping foam tape sheds a bit.  This is one I would make on an "as needed" basis instead of prepping ahead.

Overall, I really like the freedom of making fancy tape out of whatever I happen to put my hands on.  Cheesy


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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2012 12:02:14 PM »

Consider my mind absolutely blown.  I'm not often speechless, but I have no idea what to say right now!  I guess I have even more reason to hoard random bits of fabric and paper now, so thank you. Grin
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2012 12:12:04 PM »

Thank you for the idea on what to do with all the wooden spools I have. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2012 12:40:42 PM »

and all that paper...  Seriously, how cool is this?  washi tape paper is the neatest thing ever invented and to be able to make whatever pattern you want is total heaven!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2012 01:09:46 PM »

so creative!  I need some dirt tape... Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2012 01:21:45 PM »

I love washi tape! You are a genius!
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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2012 01:28:33 PM »

Such a great and useful thing!
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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2012 01:55:51 PM »

Fabulous idea! I have soooo much awesome paper!
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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2012 02:20:06 PM »

This is brilliant!! And such a simple idea!! I love it.
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« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2012 02:53:49 PM »

Awesome tutorial, thank you!
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