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Saturday, 5 May 2012

To buy or not to buy that is the question

Yesterday I asked the question of  my FaceBook friends "where is a good place to get Washi tape?".....I got several good answers and I have since bought a few rolls.........several people also said that they make their own...............mmmmm so, this afternoon I had a play!

 I started with a roll of brown tape......stuck the ends down and painted with gesso.

 Next I added some colour.......for the top 2 in the pic I used acrylic paints but for the 3 at the bottom I used Promarkers.............this is a first for me, I only bought them this week cos they were in the sale at Hobbycraft.....£3.99 for pack of 5 ......but I like the alcohol-inkiness of them. Next I added some stamped dots and text.

 So, I used my homemade strips along with some bought ruler and Union Jack strips and a roll of bus tickets to cover my journal pages.........this idea was inspired by Hermine Koster who has also been playing with Washi tape.


 I added one of my fav STAMPOTIQUE images to the page.....coloured with the Promarkers.....I liked that I can still be grungy with them....... and stamped FOUND (also from Stampotique) in black paint and outlined with white ink






15 comments:

Kaz said...

Oooo I love your page Sue! x

Carol Q said...

looks like washi tape's the next thing Sue. lots of different types out there. do like what you made with yours and a completely different (as you say) grungy feel.

*jean* said...

looks fantastic, sue! great graphic pages!!

Helen said...

Love this, Sue!

Sarah said...

Fantastic. love it all but especially the bus tickets! Where did you get those if you don't mind sharing?

Gez said...

Fab page Sue. Happy to see your home-made, miles better any day.. looks like you had great fun!

Sandy said...

Oh wow great idea for self made washi Sue.
I love this page. Gorgeous. xoxo

lisa_crofts said...

I love the page and your homemade washi tape. Kelly kilmer in america has a few blog posts on where to get the best washi and pens too.

Hermine said...

Absolutley stunning

Willy said...

Love your tapes, Sue! Gorgeous pages!

Photocat said...

O my Sue... Your washi tape looks delicious... Now I need to try it too. Bad you, enabling me. I need to study more photography instead of making Washi tape... Your page looks so inviting. Love all the browns with the black. You got it babe!

Siobhan Brignull said...

chuffin' love it Sue . . x

Sid said...

Fabulous Sue !!

Sarah Anderson said...

lovely tapes, I've been looking for a while now for just the right ones, although I do love my Tim nostalgia tape! Fab page :)

Burnice said...

Very impressive - might need to have a go at this!!