My card today for Creative Inspirations Paints uses a project I've been wanting to try ever since seeing it done
several months ago, and that is to make a feather out of washi tape.
But first I had to make the washi tape itself! Kendra Sand, one of the designers at CI Paints, had a great tutorial on making shimmery
washi tape a few months ago. You can see it here.
I used CI Paints in Green Olive, Pumpkin and Buttercup,
brushing them on in random fashion. (I only had 1" wide tape which
makes a wide feather. Narrower tape will yield a narrower feather.)
Then I stamped a small design on it with black dye ink and folded it
over a covered florist's wire before snipping the sides to create the
"feather." No, it's not supposed to look realistic, just feathery.
the shimmer on the feather? There's also a bit of glitz on the largest
button that I had gold leafed with some leftover leaf a short while
ago. I always keep a few of these on hand.
rest of the card was kept simple with some stitching, some coarse
textiles, some jute twine and a variety of vintage buttons. I did,
however, spray a bit of my homemade shimmer spray on the two-paper
layer. I make these sprays with various CI Paints as well as a few
other ingredients. You can see it a tiny bit in this picture though it doesn't come through as well as I'd like.
Thank you for taking time to visit
today, and I hope you'll try your hand at making feathers (and/or washi
tape) too! Don't forget to head over to play in our latest challenge,
the theme of which is Inspired By: Anything Goes.
Frosted Designs - Use ribbon/twine/washi tape (at least 2 of 3)
Eclectic Ellapu - It's a Man's World
613 Ave. Create - Anything Goes + Create Your Own (from chart) I used: patterned paper, solid paper, sentiment, sketch, die cut, glimmer mist (homemade), buttons, washi tape, twine, fibers.
SCS - Sketch #440 (I didn't enter this challenge, just used the sketch)