Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Double Sided Bliss

Sometimes it is great to return to basics, to use what you have and to make the most of everyday supplies… and what better supply than double sided tape.  The great thing about X-Press It tapes is that they come in a variety of sizes, of course you can always split you tape to make smaller sizes, but the cost is moderate, so why not have a variety of sizes all pre-cut ready for use.

Today's project uses two sizes of tape 3mm and 6mm across the front of a card.  Of course I used double sided tape to adhere layers all the time, but thought it would be nice to see the tapes in action today for more display purposes…

Another fabby X-Press It range is that of Hazel & Ruby, especially their extra fat Washi Tapes, I have used a strip of washi on basic white card to form a band for the front of today's card project:

And then onto the fun of confetti, made from scraps of card that tie into the colours of the washi tape above, with a simple whole punch:

Once the confetti is prepared, it is time to run the tape across the front of the card base, heading in different directions with the two sizes of tape…. to make lift of easier I actually used my scalpel to remove the tape at each overlapping point:

Then I stuck the washi strip down and commenced dressing with the confetti, removing the 6mm tape first as I wanted to keep the confetti to the 6mm lines:

It really is as simple as giving the confetti a good rub, and the tape adheres and holds all the tiny pieces firmly in place:

This technique is repeated with fine glitter on the 3mm strips of tape:

And a little word die cut coloured with a Copic Marker to match the card/washi colours:

And then it was about finishing off the card with a flower and leaves…

Simple everyday products like double sided adhesive tape have many uses, try using your tapes on the outside of your projects next time you are in your creative space, it's affordable and fun!

Until next time, 

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Follow Your Heart

Hi everyone
Sharmaine here with another page from my art journal.


The X-Press It Wide Glue Marker was very handy for adding some strips of tissue paper to my pages.


I just tore strips of Hazel & Ruby tissue paper and stuck them down as my foundation.


I then covered the paper with some yellow paint


and some thin strips of Hazel & Ruby washi tape.


Next I used some Chromacryl texture paste with a stencil.


Before stamping with a FabScraps chipboard (as I did on this page)


The image didn’t stamp completely but I worked with that.
I love the sneaky bits of white and I added some more paint to create a skirt.
I added some sequins to the skirt, using the X-Press It Glue Marker.


I also used the X-Press It Glue Pen to add some spots of glue to a FabScraps butterfly, before adding some glitter.


The results are texture



and sparkle.




Have a creative week

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