Sunday, July 15, 2012

Wonderful WASHI- Paper Issues Blog Hop and PRIZE sponsored by Freckled Fawn AND a tutorial!!!!!!!!

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WASSSHHHIIIIIIII!  Love the stuff.  I just got some Freckled Fawn tapes from Paper Issues (along with a whole bunch of other stuff, like the Crate Paper Little Boy Blue line that I used for my page).  This weeks Washi Tape theme is sponsored by Freckled Fawn!


Yup, that's right....you could win a $25 gift card to Freckled Fawn.  Just hop along and leave comments and then post on the Paper Issues Blog.  There are only 5 of us, so it won't take long!

Anyways, when I got my tapes I started playing around and folding them in different ways.  At first i was trying to make some crazy flowers or something, but I ended up making a zig-zag chevron pattern with it instead.  I also used some small strips of the different patterns to use to hold my circles on the page:





Isn't that little guy just a doll??? All 6 of his teeth just popped out in about one week.

I started my page by inking with grey ink through the "Blazonry" Crafter's Workshop template (my favorite one).  I cut out a whole bunch of circles of different sizes and patterns and arranged them on the page.  I took my washi tapes and used them to hold the circles on.  Some of the circles I punched some holes in just for some interest.



I decided that I wanted to add just a few tiny bits of green on the page to pull out the green in my photo and to create a visual triangle.  


 Finally I added a bit of zig zag machine stitching here and there. I also made a zig zag pattern with some washi tape and stitched over that as well.



So how do you make a zig zag pattern with washi???  Well funny you should ask.  Here is a quick little tutorial showing you how to fold the tape to create this pattern.


1. Pull out a length of tape about 6-7 inches and fold the left loose end down at a right angle (sticky sides of the tape together).



2.  Now fold the right side down at a right angle to create a point.


3. At this point you are going to need to lift your tape off the table.  Take the roll and fold it back and under (again, sticky sides always together) so that the roll is towards the right again.




4. Now fold your tape up at a right angle to create the downward facing point. (Sticky sides together!)

5. Fold your tape under and to the right again, and you have started the next point.

6. Keep repeating this to create a zig zag to your desired length.  Note that because you keep folding the tape sticky sides together, it doesn't actually "stick" once you have finished it, so you are going to have to glue it or stitch it onto your page.

For a really cool look, take a whole bunch of washi tapes, create some zig zag pieces, and layer them to create a chevron pattern!


Now hop along to these other wonderful ladies' blogs to see some more washi projects!!  Thanks for stopping by!


3. Audrey http://audreysreflection.blogspot.com <-----you are here

33 comments:

~amy~ said...

Love your layout!

Heather Leopard said...

Great page and tutorial!

Patricia said...

Great layout! Thanks for the tutorial Audrey!

Patricia Roebuck said...

OMG this is amazing! LOVE the layout and tutorial!

Shellye McDaniel said...

hehehe...teefs made me LOL :) Such a cute layout and thanks for the little tut...that's awesome!

ScrapMyWay said...

I'm so glad you did a l/o ...it helps show what the tape can do! Now, I need some.
New follower on your blog...
TFS, hope you can stop by and say HI!
Creative Wishes,
Claire S.
www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

Suzanne Bier said...

Love your layout...and your super chic chevron tutorial! :)

curlyqmosaics said...

Darling layout! Love how you created the zigzag with the washi simply by folding it! This is a technique I haven't seen before, TFS!

soapHOUSEmama said...

GASP!!!! LOVE this so much!!!!!!!!!!

Cathy said...

wonderful work and love that chevron border you made with the tape! Awesome!

Stephanie U said...

Fun layout! And I love the chevron tutorial.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER fun LO! I love the design and all the details! I don't have any washi tape--so this would be a fab giveaway to win:)

julie said...

awesome page!! and thanks so much for the tutorial! how cool is that!! :D

Izzy Anderson said...

I love the technique. Super fun page.

Christina said...

Awesome page and tutorial!

Triza said...

yup the layout is cute,and thanks for sharing tutorial about zig-zag ...amazing work !!

Diana Waite said...

super fun layout! LOVE how you WORKED the washi tape! LOOKs FAB!

Melissa said...

Such an adorable face! Awesome layout, and thanks for the tutorial - I'll have to give it a try!

Kate Vickers said...

Awesome layout Audrey! I love your washi chevron idea! So cool!

Angel said...

thanks for the tip on the zig zag washi! LOVE your layout!

Diana Fisher said...

Love this, and great tut on the chevron tape folding!! :)

LisaM said...

Love your layout and tutorial Audrey!

Ann said...

Really cute layout - love all the layered circles, and your tutorial for the washi zigzag is fab. I'm trying it tonight!
- Ann Jobes
www.lovestnpaper.com

bettie said...

CNt get enough washi tapes. Great chevron design and tutorial!

bettie said...

CNt get enough washi tapes. Great chevron design and tutorial!

Alicia said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the chevron tape pattern! I'm so doing that on my next page!

Alicia said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the chevron tape pattern! I'm so doing that on my next page!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love the layout!

Christa said...

Brilliant tutorial and a great set of TEEFS! We called Adriane's her Chicklets!(like the old gum!) I loved the artsy feel of this design. You rick sista! In spite of your busy life you are so wonderful ingenious!

Leah Ann Gast said...

Great page, great tip! Thanks!!!

Sandy said...

So cute - I probably wouldn't have thought to do that with the washi tape. Great job!

Lucy Newton said...

Love how detailed and fun is your lo and your baby is adorable!!!

city said...

thanks for sharing.

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