August 11, 2018

It's Tape

This is made with tape--washi/design tape, whatever you want to call it, placed in strips or torn into pieces and, where there were windows, covered over with tissue paper.

What could possibly have inspired me to do this?! It started with a photo found on the net (thanks, Vintage Everyday).

After printing, I began to cut away sections and then set it away for awhile, not sure where to go with it but I knew collage would be a part of it.

Then along came a prompt from Simon's Monday Challenge Blog where this week's theme was to add some tape to whatever you make.

Okay, so I went a bit overboard but it was an interesting personal challenge and if I ever use this technique again in a more serious way, I did learn how to best manage the properties of the tape (slick surfaces, sealing, etc.).

I won't share them with you as I doubt anyone would ever do something as crazy as this.


  1. I love your entry for the challenge...totally fantastic! Very creative to use the tape as wall and floor coverings, etc.

  2. Just WOW very imaginitive and creative and an amazing result
    Carol x

  3. It is truly a masterpiece as Patty says. I keep scrolling back and forth at the photo, the cut out and your finished piece. I keep noticing the details, how the clock tape through one of the windows is muted and how you have given dimension to the table with some shadowing. I love this. And when you win the designer's challenge even more people will see it. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

  4. Wow, wow, TRIPLE WOW! You have taken decorative tape to a new level here. This is definitely a piece of art and it was fascinating to see the original next to your tape-i-fied (?) version. The attention to detail is remarkable and I love seeing the amount of time and care you put into the finished result. Yes- few would dare re-create such a labor-intensive scene, but I'm so glad that you did! I always look forward to your submissions to our Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  5. There are just not enough hours in the day to see every piece of creativity out in blogland, but I'm so thankful for the time I've spent here looking at your latest artwork. This one is so fascinating and your attention to detail is OUTSTANDING! I would give my eyeteeth to spend a day learning from you!