Tara is bringing us a technique and a sketch this week for the Friday Mashup. She wants us to try making faux washi tape. Now I cannot lie, she posted this and I had to ask what the heck washi tape was, as apparently I am living under a rock here and had no clue. The DT filled me in and I went "um, hmm, ok then", LOL. I don't think its something I would buy and this technique is a perfect way to get the look without hoarding...I mean adding ;)....to your stash. You can find her tutorial for it HERE.
Now as I did the technique I learned by the time I got to my second strip that making sure the paper is completely saturated is the key. Apparently my first strip wasn't quite wet enough and it took me forever to get all the white off the back. With my second strip I added more water and the process went much quicker. Like Tara I also used matte tape, as that's just what I happened to have on hand :)
If you don't want to try the faux washi tape that's ok, Tara has a great sketch and you can do that instead or you can go for the gusto and mash it all up :)
Make sure you head over to The Friday Mashup blog to see all the great projects from the rest of the design team!
- Make a project with the "Sketch".
- Or Make a project using "Faux Washi Tape".
- Or "Mash it Up" and create a project using the "Sketch and Faux Washi Tape