Saturday, 30 June 2012

Texture with masking tape

The talented scrapper MiaE is hosting a really fun challenge at Yvonne Yam’s blog Do more with less. (I really recommend Yvonne’s blog for inspiration :).) MiaE also has a tutorial on how to make texture using masking tape! Pop over to see her making the loveliest clouds! The challenge is to make texture on your page using masking tape or washi tape. I used both. This is what I came up with:
I started adding some crinkled masking tape. I then added gesso and acrylic paint. On top of that I added a lot of different washi tapes. I finally added some embellishments. :) The frame and the flower are doodled.
Here’s some close ups:
When I was in the middle of the process I thought it was too much – too much paint, too much washi tape… too much everything. But when it was finished I must say I love its craziness! What do you think? I hope you enjoyed looking!
Have a nice weekend!!!


  1. WoW!!
    I loved your layout.
    I LOVE the details.
    Very beautiful!!!!!!!!!!


  2. Oh gosh Helene, I LOVE how this turned out!! Crinkled masking tape looks awesome and I love that doodled frame! Thank you so much for playing along!!

  3. Wow! This looks fantastic! What a great idea for a quick pop of texture. Love all of the washi tapes you used too. Brilliant work.

  4. Surely there is no such thing as 'too much washi' or 'too much paint' for that matter ;D
    Awesome layout Helene. Love the texture you created!

  5. Oh wow! That's one really unique background! Love how whimsical it is! It really meshes well with that fun photo! :)

    Thank you so much for playing along with Miae's challenge Helene! :)

  6. Wow!!!!!!! Oh I really really love this! My new fave! It's AWESOME! Totally inspired by this!!! :D

  7. It Looks fabulous with all the tape and lovely colours. I love the doodled frame ,what an inspiration, might borrow that idea.
    Wish you a colour ful sommer :)

  8. Wow! I love the textured use of masking and washi tape to accentuate the centre photo :)

  9. Vilken härlig layout! Den är lite "crazy", det håller jag med om men på ett bra sätt! Och man kan väl aldrig få för mycket av det goda...?! =)
    Och den doodlade ramen är jättesnygg!

  10. Hej! Superfin LO. Jag hittar inte din mailadress här. Skulle du vilja skicka den till mig vore jag superglad. /Maria


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