Thursday, 27 September 2012

Fantastic Washi...

..there's nowt wishy washy about Washi Tape (did you see what I did there... and this early of a morning too!)  Over on the Fantastic Ribbons blog the DT are playing with Washi Tape this month, do nip over there to see the gorgeous things that the other DT have been doing with this fabby tape.  I decided to grunge things up a little and made a collage on a little 4" canvas.  Total freakery-oooh-look-at-that-how-it-turned-out techniquery going on on mine too. One of those... ooh I like that look (although I wasn't trying to achieve that!)  Tis oft the way though isn't it?  Playing, trying stuff out... getting an effect you didn't expect.



Anyways - enough waffle, down to business: I covered the whole canvas with some blue spotty Washi Tape, applying it in long strips across the canvas.  Next I added torn strips of the tape randomly and gave the whole thing a coat of watered down Cloudy Blue Dabber, applying it with Cut & Dry foam.   Then I got some black spotty tape and some black and white stripey tape and added smidges of these over the top - taking an inch long piece and ripping it along to get torn edges and jaggerdy bits (like me new word?)




Then I spritzed right over the top with watered down Purple Twilight Colorwash - my spray nozzle thingy is broken so I just decant some into a Mini Mister and add a bit of water.  I let the Colorwas run over the canvas and then dried it.  Next I gave the canvas a good spritz with Black Marble Dylusions Spray... and used a water mister to get the spray to move about a bit.  Where the sprays have soaked into the painty bits, I think it looks a bit like weathered wood... am chuffed with that!  Decoration came in the form of some paper flowers, spritzed with the same colours and a smidge of Vintage Rose Cosmic Shimmer to add some bling, a couple of fancy pins and an Idea-ology Ornate Frame with an Adage Ticket inside... oh and forgive the cruddy pics, the Glossy Accents I used to fill the frame are still not dry.... think my Room of Stash is a tad cold.




Right, I shall away... bags to pack and journeys to drive today.... thanks for looking.. have a great day!  TTFN

Hels x

21 comments:

Fuchsia said...

Blooming Gorgeous !
I was just looking at some of that tape on amazon how weird is that !!!!!

Dots Dabbles said...

Oh I really love the background effect Hels...it looks fantastic.
Dot x

snazzyoriginal said...

Love this background, I think you are right about the weatheredy wood effect xx

Cazann49 said...

Hi Hels, I love this look! Great canvass..xx

Cornish Emma said...

WOW WOW WOW! This is stunning, just love the colours and embellishments. Haven't used washi tape yet, its now on my to do list!!
Emma

Lillibelle said...

That's absolutly wonderful!

Helen said...

So pretty! Have a great time.

Aquarius said...

this is a beautiful little canvas - just love it. Ain't it great when you get a totally unexpected result which is fab!!

Stamping in Pink said...

absolutely gorgeous! love the effect you've achieved! hugs Karen x

Anita Houston said...

Hels...the background is fabulous, and your little distressed spots speak to me! (I need to get out more!) I love this little project...gorgeous!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

It looks fantastic Hels!

Lottie said...

Wow a stroke of genius - it looks fantastic!!!!

Krisha said...

See what happens when you play "What If....?" as in" what if I put this here" Such a gorgeous piece.

Von said...

Just lovely Hels :)
Von ♥

Marleine said...

Hi Hels,
Oh my! This is just amazing. I soooo... Love the colours and the flowers wow! X

butterfly said...

Beautiful distressed background - what a gorgeous canvas!
Alison x

Val in Spain xxx said...

Wow Hels, that background is fantastic. Hard to believe it's from washi tape.

Redanne said...

It really does look like wood! Amazing what you can do with washi tape, love it - a lot......hope you have a nice night out......Crafty hugs, Anne x

Maggie said...

Lol Hels when anyone says wishy washy I imediately think of Pantomine and Aladin........oh yes it does.....lol....anyway your use of Washi Tape on the canvas is gorgeous have inked it but not explored sprays...the effect is stunning thanks for sharing and making me laugh!!
Maggie :))

Craftychris said...

Fabulous canvas! Was looking at Washi Tape on the telly today - wasn't sure if I needed it. Well now I do - didn't realise it was so versatile - thank you xx

craftimamma said...

Ab Fab Hels! This is lovely inspiration for using those washi tapes and your canvas is gorgeous.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

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