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.