If you've been following my blog lately, you will see that I have been working with our Tear-ific tapes quite a lot. Although not furry (just very sticky) - he's my new best friend!! The tapes are super easy to work with and come in various widths, from an 1/8" through 2 1/2" ...and if that's not wide enough, all you need to do is step on up to the Super Adhesive Sheets.
My obsession with the tapes really got worse in June when I was demoing at a Scrapbook Convention in Somerset, New Jersey with Margaret. We were showing customers the many uses of the tapes, and one of the un-advertised uses is to use the left over backing as a mask! I now keep a bag of the leftovers - some of them are from border punches, some of them are from big pieces of sheets that I've used, or the 2/12" tape. I'd like to show you how I do this masking with a little tutorial today.
When I got my Kitty Trio Set, I immediately thought about how cool it would be to have these little guys colored, but be fuzzy too! I had recently stamped on top of flocking, and knew that it worked, so I took the idea one step further - here is what I came up with:
Cut a piece of the Super Adhesive Sheet (the tape was not wide enough for this image) and stick it down to a piece of white cardstock. Stamp the image directly on to the protective backing of the tape. Remove same backing and cut around the outline of the cat on the left. Place that back down on to the exposed tape - this is your mask:
Now, using the Elephant Gray flocking and a pair of tweezers, dab little patches of the flocking on to the exposed side of tape.
When done, turn piece upside down to remove excess and return to jar. Then take the Snow White flocking and dump that on top of the gray patches and burnish in with your finger.
After returning excess white flocking to jar, remove the mask.
Repeat with Amber Wheat flocking (as the patches)
.... and Buff flocking. The finished piece should look something like this!
Now stamp the kitties on to a stamp positioner and place on top of the flocked piece in the correct position.
Remove the acrylic block and stamp on top of the flocked piece with Black Memento ink.
How cool is that!!!???
Cut around the outline of the two cats.
Here's a close-up, so you can see the fuzzy goodness! ...... and here is the recipe! ?
I hope you've enjoyed your visit with me today. Now after leaving me a comment, you should continue on to the talented Karalee's blog . Enjoy the rest of the hop. I'm off to see what else needs flocking!!