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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.
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.
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!
1. Christina- http://christinaheeren.blogspot.com/
2. Patricia www.roebuck-adventures.blogspot.com
3. Audrey http://audreysreflection.blogspot.com <-----you are here