Last week I shared my first Visiting Artist post for Gingersnap Creations. I was so happy to do so… but this week they gave us masking tape as a challenge. Hmmm. Not so happy!
I thought. Thought some more. Flipped through mags. Googled. Nothing was calling to me. Not even remotely.
I decided to just apply some masking tape to old patterned paper and see how it would take color applications. The answer was Notsomuch… until I put those taped papers into embossing folders and ran them through my Vagabond and then colorized them. Then…. holy smokes! Here's a little book I made for my honey:
The masking tape sheen sort of comes through the color wash. It almost looks like I hit it with Perfect Pearls Mists. Here are the individual pages (double click to enlarge):
I used Butterscotch and Lettuce Color Wash by Ranger plus 8-10 different embossing folders (Sizzix and Cuttlebug) plus black archival ink (Ranger). I kind of like that you can see the seam on the cover page from where two strips of masking tape meet…. looks like a crack in leather to me.
The page shape is Sizzix's parchment die from forever ago. Some stuff doesn't go out of style. The metal is Tim Holtz Ideaology. I also used Tim's hearts dies and some older Sizzix circles and letter/number dies.
So in the end, I'm glad I was pushed by the Gingersnaps challenge.
Have a great day!