Thursday, March 15, 2007

Tutorial: Masking Tape Technique

These are the materials you'll need: cream or white cardstock, coordinating chalk inks, mod podge, foam brush, masking tape.












Take strips of tape and tear them lengthwise (for this card, I liked using long strips.) Depending on the look you want, you can also tear smaller pieces. Make sure the cardstock is covered completely with tape.














Dab or smear your chalk inks over the tape. The more ink you use, the more intense the finished product will be. Be sure you blend the colors carefully but try not to smear your chalks on top of each other too much or else it will look muddy.













Paint a layer of Mod Podge (matte) over the inked surface. Let it dry before going onto the next step. It takes about ten minutes to dry.














Stamp your image on the dry surface using solvent ink (StazOn). Ta-dah!

13 comments:

Julie said...

Interesting technique! Thanks for posting the instructions!

liannallama said...

oh, wowie! Love your card and thanks for the new technique!

Godelieve said...

Thanks for explaining this technique Ethel, very clear and beautiful!

doverdi said...

Thanks for sharing this technique. I love the card & your clear, easy to follow instructions. Definately something I'm going to try.

Suzi said...

WOW!!!!! This is cool. I don't know that I would have the patients to cut/tear all that masking tape. Plus, I don't have chalk inks & I don't have solvent ink. Wait, I don't have mod-podge either. SHOPPING TRIP!!!! I have masking tape!!!

Philippa said...

Wow, thanks for that Ethel :) I do have all of those ingredients - must play!

Thanh said...

oooo! Thank you for the instructions, Ethel! I will have to keep this in mind and try it out for a future project.

Rein said...

Wonderful, thanks for sharing!

Dawn said...

Ethel, This is wonderfull. I think I will be trying this later. It's a wonderfull card. Your blog made me smile.. Happy cleaning..dawn

Maggie said...

Wow great technique what kind of tape any one?
Thanks
Maggie

Gillian Hamilton said...

Hi Ethel, came to your blog via Rein's blog, This is such a wonderful technique thankyou for sharing so clearly...

Anonymous said...

Hi Ethel! I'm in the middle of working on my Christmas cards and while what I'm doing will work well and I love for people that they are being hand delivered to, they're not so great for mailing. I want to keep using the stamp I'm using and was trying to think of something interesting and flat to do with it. Well, in the middle of the night, I remembered this technique on your blog! Perfect!! Thanks for the technique and the inspiration!
Karen/TiikkiStars

isauk said...

fantastic ! A new technique to try !!!
Thank you :-)