Hi! Tina here today and welcome to Decorative Tape Week! Decorative tape is seriously one of my favorite products and I can't get enough. Some might even say I have a tape obsession, but that's okay by me. ;)
Today, I'd like to share how you can use tape on projects where you might ordinarily use paper or paint. I used a similar process for both projects, so let's walk through how I made this trio of Decorative Tape Owl Canvases.
Gather supplies. For this project, you will need several canvases, tissue paper, matte medium (or Mod Podge), a paint brush, and your favorite MME decorative tape.
Note: I prefer matte medium or matte Mod Podge instead of glossy for my canvases.
Apply a coat of matte medium/Mod Podge to your canvas. Not a real thin layer, but not dripping wet.
Cut a piece of tissue paper slightly larger than your canvas and 'ball it up'.
Gently unwrap your tissue and place on top of matte medium/Mod Podge. Apply another layer of matte medium/Mod Podge to top of tissue paper.
Note: When applying the matte medium/Mod Podge to top of tissue, apply gentle pressure or the tissue paper will rip and lift from the canvas.
Remove tissue paper excess from the edge of your canvas. Since the edge is wet, you can gently remove the excess by tearing the tissue paper away.
While your canvas is drying, you can get your washi tape ready for adhering to your canvas.
Apply your favorite MME decorate tape to white cardstock. I used several patterns and designs to add more interest to my project.
Either with an electronic die cut machine, a punch, or decorative scissors, cut zig zag/chevron shapes from the washi tape/cardstock sheet. I used my Silhouette to cut the shapes and it cuts like 'butta'. :)
Note: I also cut my owl shape with my electronic die cut machine.
When your canvas is dry, proceed to Step Eight.
Adhere washi zigzag shapes to canvas with matte medium/Mod Podge. Allow to dry completely.
Step Nine plus:
Decorate canvas with paint, rub-ons, stamps, spray mist, doodling, etc. and allow to dry. If you desire, you can seal your canvas with another coat of matte medium/Mod Podge, but it isn't necessary.
To show you how versatile washi tape is, I also decorated a wooden bird house using MME decorative tape, and cut shapes (for the roof) using the same method above. Instead of cardstock, I used vellum to create a thinner layer. I adhered the washi strips to the roof using wide strips of Scor Tape applied directly to the wood roof.
I hope that the next time you reach for a piece of paper or paint to complete a project, you will think about using decorative tape!