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Hello everyone – Karen Ellis here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. I’ve been getting ready to attend ScrapFest / CreativFestival this weekend in Toronto with the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine and thought I’d share a sneak peek of something that I will be doing with the event participants on the show floor – making our own washi tape with Ranger Paints and Gel Press Plates. We’ll be creating the washi tape for this layout project that I’ll be teaching in the Interactive Studio at the show.  It’s simple and easy to do and uses plain ol’ masking tape that I’m sure you have somewhere in your stash at home.
Here’s what we’re doing:
Products Used
Masking Tape  – placed on transparencies/non-stick surface
Gel press Printing Plate – Gel Press
4” Soft Brayer – Gel Press
Acrylic Paint – Ranger Ink
Small Paint Brush / or blunt end for mark making – Ranger Ink
Stencil – Clearsnap
Background Stamps – Stamper’s Anonymous
Jet Black Archival Ink – Ranger Ink

  1. Use the Brayer to spread a small amount of both colours of acrylic paint across the Gel Press Plate.
  2. Place a stencil on top of the wet plate and then press the masking tape strips into the paint.
  3. Pressing the tape through the stencil will make random marks.   Once satisfied with the marks you’ve made, remove the stencil and press the tape strips into the plate once again to colour the entirety of the strips.
  4. Using the blunt end of the small paintbrush, scribble into the wet paint to create more marks/interest.
  5. Then ink your favourite background stamps and stamp randomly to finish. Simple, easy and versatile!   Love creating and coordinating these tapes with my other Gel Prints.  Next time you have your Gel Plate out on your workspace take the time to make some tapes too!  AND, if you are in the Toronto area this weekend, be sure to join the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine at the CreativFestival.
    For show information and tickets visit www.csnf.com/fall-show/

See you there!

Karen Ellis
Karen Ellis

To see more of Karen’s work visit her website – The Art House StudioCreative Scrapbooker Magazine Fall 2018 Cover



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