Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Gaffer Tape Mosaic Tutorial, Challenge and a RAK...

Hey there and happy Wednesday! Today I want to share with you the first of three tutorials that I did for the finals in the Project Catwalk contest at SiSTV last year. The assignment for this project was to use the SiStv gaffer tape in a new way. I had fun with it - and I hope you do too!

Gaffer Tape Mosaic
Here’s a super simple way to create unique embellishments using your SiStv gaffer tape! You can use this process to create any shape of page embellishment you want! Here’s what you do:

Step one:
Pick one color of coordinating cardstock for each type of gaffer tape you plan to use:Step two:
Draw the shape that you would like to mosaic. In my case I decided to do wavy stripes:
Step three:
Cut/tear little pieces of gaffer tape and cover the entire shape. Be sure to leave spaces between the pieces. It’s okay to overlap the lines. You can be messy about it. We are going to cut these out:

Step four:
Cut out your shape. Be sure to cut inside the lines you drew so they don’t show.
TA DA - you have mosaic embellishments for your page! You can make them into anything you want to - your imagination is the only limitation! Here’s what I did with mine:

If you decide to give this a try, I'd love to see what you make! Link up your creation in the comments section by next Tuesday and I will pick a participant at random to send this roll of SiSTV gaffer tape to:

Stay tuned for next Wednesday's tutorial which will be about making the most of your patterned paper.

Meanwhile, I will be back tomorrow to share Project 365 Week Seventeen. Take care my friends!


Jamie the Smarty Pants said...

Very cool idea, I so knew you were going to win :) I'll have to give it a try !!!

RebeccaB said...

thanks for the lovely comment re: my digiscrapping.
so glad i came over and had a look here, wow the mosiac idea is brilliant....are you entering this weeks scrapping the music challenge?

Anonymous said...

That is a fantastic idea for the gaffer tape! I was addicted to it for awhile and stocked up! But luckily I used a ton on Atc's!

Anonymous said...

really cool, super simple technique. and i love that layout!

Chris said...

Very cool idea! I don't have any of this type of tape but I do have some old Heidi Swapp tape. I might try to use it in a similar way. thanks for the tutorial. Love the layout!

McMGrad89 said...

That was too Cool!

Diane said...

Very cool technique and page. TFS

Bethany Kartchner said...

DANG girl! I LOVE that LO! What a cool idea! Thanks for the tutorial!

JgWM said...

Very Neat technique and lord knows I have plenty of gaffer tape. wanted to visit you blog and thank you for visiting The next Step we appreciate your comment and hope to see you participate in the challenges. We are very excited to have you visit us!! Thanks again, Gayle