Thursday, October 11, 2012

Teaser Thursday: Electrical Tape

It's Teaser Thursday and today, I shared this layout  over at the Scrapbook News and Review Blog. It features the use of electrical tape on a layout. I began using electrical tape a few months ago. Washi isn't readily available where I live and I so badly wanted to join the tape craze. When I saw a bright package of electrical tape, I decided to give it a try. After all, it's kind of like having sticky back sheets of vinyl on a roll.

The Would Be Paratrooper 
by Christy Strickler 
Supplies| Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: Pink Paislee, Cosmo Cricket; Alphas: Paper Trunk; Gesso: Grumbacher; Mist:Tattered Angels; Other: Electrical tape, Canvas, DMC Floss

The only con to electrical tape is that it can sometimes peel up a little bit. I solved this issue by adding more adhesive to the cardstock I applied it to. I love the shiny vinyl texture it brings to a project. Some colors are a little less opaque than others. So in some cases, darker patterned papers or objects may peek through. You can stamp on the tape with a permanent ink such as Staz-On. electrical tape also has a nice curled edge when you rip it, which allows yet one more way to add more texture to your projects. It's very economical and is available in a variety of widths. If you like tapes, you might really want to consider trying some out!

Scrapbooking on a budget means getting innovative. The next time you are wondering through a grocery store or hardware store, consider the items around you. You might just find something that brings an interesting texture to your layout for very little money.

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  1. Now that is creative! And very fun, love the clouds on top. I remember when I came home from Archiver's with the Tim Holtz sandpaper, he just rolled his eyes and said he had a pile of sandpaper in his workshop. Learned my lesson that time!

  2. What a great idea Christy!! I would have never thought to use the electrical tape! It looks really awesome as your background and I LOVE the clouds and the negative cut letters you mixed into your title!