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Make your own colorful tape!
Make your own tape using paint, book pages, tissue paper and stencils!

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  • How to make a tape. Let's Make Tape! - Step 2
    Step 1

    Flexible Non-Stick Chopping Mats
    Ruler
    Americana Acrylic Paints
    Rubber Stamps
    Old credit card or hotel key
    Double sided tape
    *Get this at the dollar store!
    Masking tape
    Plain contact paper
    Sticker paper
    Americana Decoupage Papers (love the foil prints)
    Tissue paper
    Book pages

  • How to make a tape. Let's Make Tape! - Step 3
    Step 2

    1. Place strips of masking tape across the non-stick mat
    *I got my mats at the 99c store
    2. Ad blobs of paint in various areas on the tape
    3. Spread it around with your hotel key or old credit card
    4. Create an area of paint large enough for a rubber stamp
    5. Stamp on the painted tape
    *Learn to make huge rubber stamps
    6. Remove from the cutting mat as needed
    7. Paint on pieces of contact paper
    8. When dry, stencil on top using a make-up sponge
    9. Cut in strips to make tape

  • How to make a tape. Let's Make Tape! - Step 4
    Step 3

    10. Grab some double sided tape
    11. Place long strips on the back of the Americana Decoupage Papers
    12. Carefully cut out the tape with scissors
    *Cut it in half to make thinner strips
    13. Cut long pieces of colorful tissue paper
    14. Add double sided tape the back
    15. Carefully rip the strips of tape
    16. If you don't want to rip, you can cut the tape with pinking shears
    17. Place the double sided tape on old book pages
    *My book was severely water damaged so it was perfect for this project
    18. Carefully rip into strips of tape

  • Step 4

    See how I made mine here:

  • How to make a tape. Let's Make Tape! - Step 5
    Step 5

    Finally, if you have a fun print you like, simply copy it on sticker paper and cut out strips in the size you want. Paint the page with watercolors or color with markers for extra interest!

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