Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Getting wishy Washi!

I know that so many of you peeps out there love your washi tape so I was intrigued to have a go when it came up on ~The Craft Barn Blog~ DT list :D  and they sell a pretty good selection.  Not too sure about the stuff but I gave it a go using it on  a Tando chippie arch.

I painted the background with some Fresco paint (fabulous stuff as you only need one coat) then over stamped a bit of crackle stamp inked up with some brilliance ink. Tando's Karens Flower (yes, that is me) has been painted then crackle accents on top.  Along the bottom I added some torn book page and some matching painted paper before adding the washi tape.  Beads & chain finished it off.

Here is my 'matching' calendar page for the Calendar Challenge. I wasn't too sure how to add pretty purple, flowery tape to this but then hit on the idea to make a 'grounding' for the stamped car. 

The background is slightly watered down acrylic paint which has been blotted with kitchen towel to create a look of texture.

From The Craft Barn :
Katzelkraft stamp - Voiture
And the special offer
Our special offer this week
20% off the Glue Dots masking tape
Enter the code TAPE20 at checkout
Thank you for stopping by, HUGS xxx


Dawn said...

Ooh I love your little flower arch, beautiful colours and an amazing attention to detail, the washi tape adds a lovely contrast too.
Ha ha ha, what a fab sentiment on your gorgeous calendar page, too true sadly though with the loonies that drive round here!!
Huge hugs x x x x

Carol said...

What a lovely arch. The texture on the calendar page is very effective - fab idea xx

Diane said...

It's gorgeous! I'm off to learn more about Fresco paint, to see what it's all about and thanks for the tip about dabbing it with kitchen towel- cheap and easy techniques often work best. Great inspiration - ta muchly :-)

Kaz said...

Fabulous use of the tape and I love both the arch and the calendar page xxx

Julia S-W said...

Gorgeous arch here Karen - and a flower named after you: wow! I'm not a washi tape fan but I love your subtle use of it - less is certainly more in your case.
Just love the sentiment on your calendar page - try driving in South London - aaaargh!! You probably get our nutters down there on holiday though!