Show Me Sunday - A Tutorial by Lydia!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Hello Everyone!  Today for Frosted Designs Show Me Sunday I have a fun project to share with you.  I've always liked the printed masking tape you can buy in the scrapbook stores but since that tape is hard to come by here in New Zealand so I thought why not try making my own.

I started with a few basic supplies....masking tape, a stamp, and an ink pad.  In this photo is also the box I used to make my project with and acrylic paint to paint it.

Start by lining your masking tape on a surface that you can peel it off when you are done stamping.  I used my nonstick mat but a page protector would work well too.  If you make more strips than you need, you can store them on the page protector until you want them for a project.

Next, ink your stamp and stamp on the masking tape.  I found the "Dew Drop" inks to not smear as the distress inks did.  The best choice would be a Stayz On Ink or something like that.

I painted my box with acrylic paint to make sure that no brown would be showing through the tape.  I also painted the inside of the box to give it a more finished look.

After the paint had dried, I began to wrap the box with the stamped masking tape until the whole box was covered including the edges of the lid.  I decided not to cover the whole lid since I was going to decorate the top of it.

I chose to cover my box with 3 different colors of ink that I applied with an foam applicator.

Last I used some flowers that coordinated with the ink colours and decorated the top.  Now I have a box that could be used as a gift box or to keep something special in.

I hope this has given you inspiration for a simple yet lovely project.
Happy Crafting!


11 Responses to “Show Me Sunday - A Tutorial by Lydia!”

Tonya said...

This is so cool Lydia! I've not seen anything like it and may have to try this technique. TFS

Shahrul Niza said...

Hi Lydia. This is very CLEVER! I like to try this in my next project.

BrendaB said...

Great idea! Your finished box is sooo pretty!

Cynthia B. said...

This is a really lovely project! What a great way to use masking tape - thanks so much for sharing his technique.

Ann said...

Just beautiful! Masking tape! So clever! Thanks for sharing this great idea!

Connie said...

What a cool technique and a gorgeous project!

megha said...

nice tutorial thanks

Monique said...

What a fantastic idea - just awesome!!

Alvina said...

That looks very beautiful!!! Great Job

Sonia said...

Hello Lydia
I love your box and how you did. Great JOB! Thanks for sharign with us.

- - Sheryl - - said...

beautiful box