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Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Vintage Travel Mid Week Motivation

Hello every one it's Suzi b here and its my turn to provide the mid week Make My Monday.
I thought I'd have a go at making tissue tape using masking tape. OK so masking tape isn't tissue paper, but it could do a similar job!  Lets have a go.

I wanted to make  mail art using this envelope but of course being a vintage theme I needed to cover the red lettering. I covered it firstly with two layers of masking tape that had been blended over with DI Vintage Photo and Tea Die. I then did the same to a third piece of masking tape and over stamped with a vintage travel map stamp.
This is how it looked before I peeled  the tape off the craft mat
Close up
The finished envelope is much more grungy than I intended so it's Steam Punk Vintage Travel !
Have a go at using masking tape to make your own tissue tape.. then it can be any colour any theme. 
 I've no idea what other people use when making tissue tape
 perhaps I'll pop across to You Tube to find out.

I've been having a play!
Sorry :o(  lots of pictures 

Products/ method
SU Whisper White applied to tape.
SU Rollergraph. Impress: Old Rose
Adirondack: Snow Cap applied to tape.
CB lace stamped in Archival black

White acrylic paint (from Home and Bargain ) stippled to give texture

Images stamped with Archival Jet black


Adirondack Mushroom blended onto tape. Butterflies stamped with Versafine Onyx Black

 Have fun, I did :o)
  xx Suzi b xx


Aquarius said...

What a brilliant idea to use masking tape in this way - must certainly have a go. thanks so much for sharing

Netty said...

Loving your fab envelope and your masking tape designs. xx

Vicky Hayes said...

What a brilliant finished piece! Thank you for sharing the photos of your other masking tape tissue tapes. Vicky x

Buttons said...

Knew I needed plain masking tape for something, now I know why! LOVE your ideas/inspiration. Love that envelope and your own tape. This is a must for trying out. Thanks for sharing Suzi. Hugs, Buttons x

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Fabulous idea to make your own. You could also try using Micropore. It's a medical tape, not as textured as masking tape, a little more expensive though!

Kasey ~ in Oz

Sue said...

It is a lovely creation Sue. I use masking tape all the time. I really like the soft colours and the busyness of this ...:)

craftimamma said...

Your envelope is brilliant Suzi and what a great way to use the masking tape. I'm glad you shared all the pics of your playtime results. They are all lovely and great inspiration for the rest of us. Thanks for taking the time to share.

Lesley Xx