Back in April I hosted some of my delightful artist friends in Charleston for a week of straight up making, fun, and food. Bette taught us all this project, so I'm going to share...
Deli papers inked up with Dylusions spray
Two-sided tape--I used 2" Scor Tape for this version
Scissors or ruler
When Carol, Bette & Denise were here, we had an absolute BLAST spraying dyes and making all kinds of deli paper prints. Stencils and organics--leaves, to be specific--were the tools of choice. I can do another post about doing those prints. I ended up with a massive stack of brightly colored deli papers that needed a purpose.
Enter the two-sided tape:
This is Scor Tape, that I got from my friend, Cindy at Broken Crown Paper Arts. It's a 2-inch version, which I like because I wanted a wider format. I've also used 3/4-inch Art Alternatives Transfer Tape that I got from my favorite downtown store, Artist and Craftsman Supply.
Since I liked the whole design on this piece of paper, I covered the whole back with tape.
You can see the bright colors of the ink with the white tape liner behind it. It will have a more transparent look when I use it later. The back of the sheet is covered with strips of tape at this point.
And now they're cut apart with some super-sharp scissors. I've also gone for a more organic, rustic look, before by tearing along the edge of the tape using a straight-edged ruler.
After all the strips are cut, I have these beautiful pieces of tape ready to apply to just about anything. Last night's target for these babies is some of my daddy's old folders...which I'll get to in a minute.
I took those two-inch strips and used them to line simple folders. My dad gave me a massive stack of manila folders (which we used to think we're VANILLA folders when we were little, right?) from his life as a lawyer and a Latin teacher. I intend to eventually bind all these folders together to form journals...and here's a stack of them, some printed and painted, some with just my dad's handwriting. Doesn't that tape make a perfect signature??