Introduction: Let's Make Tape!

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Make your own colorful, decorative tape with things like masking tape, paint, stencils and tissue paper!

Step 1: Watch the Short Video Tutorial Here!

Step 2: Stuff You'll Need

Flexible Non-Stick Chopping Mats


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

Step 3: Paint It!

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

Step 4: Tissue and Book Pages

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 5: Sticker Paper

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!