Saturday, March 21, 2015

Neon card with homemade washi tape

Astrid is over at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge this week requesting the use of neon colors.  While it's not typical to use neon in my images, I do like to use it to add a punch in my backgrounds. 
This cards features "Peace and Love" from artist Kate Crane.
I hand wrote one of my favorite quotes with black gel pen, accented with white Signo. The top and bottom of the card has my homemade washi tape.

I had made a pile of gelli prints and the back of this card is made from the "waste" roll-out paint in-between prints.  While I had the colors out I also created very fast and funky washi tape using Micropore surgical tape. 
Here is a quick tutorial. 
You'll  need:
Micropore surgical tape, assorted acrylic paints, sheet of glass, Stampotique texture and text stamps, Stazon black pad,  shiny paper (freezer paper will work)

  1. Apply strips of tape to glass
  2. Select about three colors and smear on tape with fingertip.  Dry.
  3. Stamp randomly.
  4. Accent with white paint
  5. Store on freezer paper or other shiny paper.
  6. Use on future projects.

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