Monday, January 27, 2014

My Mind's Eye Decorative Tape Madness

Hey there, friends!  I'm SO excited to share my latest My Mind's Eye project with you!  I'm up on the blog today :)  I was asked to create something featuring all the decorative tapes from MME, and I wanted to do something other than a layout.  I went canvas crazy!  I decided to create something for my scrap room, and you know I love bold & bright colors.  So I pulled out every roll of MME tape in my stash and chose the brightest ones.

This was SO much fun!  I love getting messy these days.  In addition to the tons of tape on this, I also used lots of Dylusions inks, which are SUPER bright.  I used a few different templates.  There's modeling paste and gesso in the mix, and also some very pretty gold glitter paint.  I threw in some MME chipboard and paper stickers, some brads, some enamel shapes & dots, some stamps and some thread.  I cut my Create title on my Cameo.  I loved doing this because it's just so random and abstract... you really can't mess up a project like this because you just keep adding layers of things.

This adorable camera sticker is from the Chalk Studio collection. I painted it blue and added some thread behind it. I love how the black pieces from Chalk Studio really stand out against all the bright colors.

You can see several pieces of the tape here, too. I like to tear off a long strip of tape and then tear it in half to give it an uneven look.

Here are lots more tape strips. I also used some old book paper to give the look of text through all the color and texture. I love how this Happy Day chipboard piece pops!

The birds are also from Chalk Studio. I chose to leave them white so they’d stand out. You can see some of the stamping here, too.

I just LOVE the glasses tape! I wear glasses half the time, so I wanted to include them on my project. The days of the week tape is another big favorite of mine from the Collectable line.

I hope this inspires you to pull out everything in your craft room that allows you to make a mess (haha) and throw it all down on a canvas!  Pull out those tapes.  Tear them, layer them, paint on them, stamp on them...they're versatile and so much fun.

Thanks for stopping in today...enjoy your Monday!


  1. This is amazing Missy!! Love how yoo combined all of the washi tapes and the bright colors are awesome!!

  2. This is soooooooooooooooooooo neat looking! Love everything about it!

  3. that´s awesome! Congratulations! really love it.

  4. So stunning and vibrant....will be stunning in your scrap room and so inspirational! ;-)

  5. Thanks for sharing this, Missy! Usually, washi tapes are only used as adornment for scrapbooks, cards, and other crafts. Who would’ve thought that one can create a wonderful piece out of washi tapes? That’s incredible! Your artwork will surely be a good inspiration to everyone. Cheers!

    Lauren Woods @ Adhesive Tapes