Monday, July 8, 2013

Surf 'N Sand (Washi Tape Tutorial)

Our first day at the beach began with rain, driving rain. But as soon as the skies cleared, Kevin and his cousins hit the beach with their boards. They rode the waves for hours. When I wasn't videoing the boys coming in on a big wave, I was snapping pictures of their rears as they headed back out:

 


This layout, created with Scraptastic's Rock Lobster kit and add-on, features two pretty cool ways that washi tape can be used to embellish a page.

 

First, several pieces of tape folded over a length of bakers twine were cut into flag shapes for a colorful banner.

I also used washi tape with my sewing machine to create the large sun icon underneath the title. A few simple steps can be used to fashion any basic shape (heart, star, etc.) from tape:
  1. Lightly draw a shape directly on the background paper in pencil.
  2. Layer strips of washi tape to generously cover the penciled in shape. Do not press hard, as the excess tape will need to be removed after stitching.
  3. Machine stitch over the pencil lines. Repeat stitching. A tight stitch is recommended. 
  4. Carefully peel back the tape pieces outside of the stitching and tear away to reveal the washi tape shape.
Finally, white embossed anchors dress up the flags along the bottom of the page:


I definitely had fun with this page!

17 comments:

lil gik said...

really cute page and your washi embellishments are awesome!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

This is the perfect summer page, Madeline. Love your washi banner and the anchor banners at the bottom too!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

totally love this layout!! everything is just so awesome!!

Dictionary said...

What a bright, fun and beautiful page. The picture is wonderful and the banner at the bottom is very creative.

Katalina-Marie Kruszewski said...

this is a great page! love all the little embellishments! tfs

Katalina-Marie Kruszewski said...

quick question, where did those anchor tab/flags in different colors, come from?

Christine Cieri said...

Such cute banners with the anchors!

Tanya Ham said...

LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!! Especially the anchors on the banner! Super cute!!!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Lots of cool uses of washi tape!!!
I love that circle tape banner!!!

emily said...

Thanks! I'll have to try the little banner. I often don't buy washi with lots of designs on it because I feel like I wont use it much. But I think I'd love it used as banners!

Fleursbydesign said...

Love this bright, fun layout and all the ways you used washi tape :)

Catherine said...

Fabulous page and brilliant use of washi. Can't wait to try the sewn washi technique.

Amy Coose said...

Amazing page, and I love how you used the washi! Thanks for the tips.

Linda said...

Fabulous layout! I love the beautiful colors and, of course, the washi!

Emily Adams said...

Fun anchor banner!\

amysoto said...

Love this! The banner, sun...perfect!

Monique Liedtke said...

What an awesome page!!!! Love washi banner and sun! Thanks for the how-to ... Going to give it a try!!