hello again bloggers! it seems as if many of you share the same crazy addiction for this little tissue tape dispenser as me. i definitely still use it straight off the roll sometimes, but i must admit this dispenser sure makes it easy. one other thing i had to figure out was a way to store all of these little guys and make it convenient for me to still use them...
- so how about this: attach a small book d-ring through the hole in the handle and click closed - clever huh? (note: once you attach it, i haven't found a way to open the ring again so consider it permanent)
- this allowed me to hang them on an "s" hook on my shelves.
- and i mean all of them...just perfect!
so if you are looking for ways to color tissue tape, here are a couple suggestions...
1. apply a piece of tissue tape to your craft sheet.
2. apply a piece of felt to ink applicator tool and a few drops of adirondack alcohol ink.
3. swipe the inked tool across the surface of the tape and let dry.
4. another option would be to apply another piece of tape to the craft sheet.
5. swipe distress stain over tape - notice how the stain beads up but keep rubbing the stain in.
6. wipe away excess stain with towel.
here you'll see the differences: the alcohol inked tape is more vivid, the stain slightly more subtle.
there are so many ways to apply the tissue tape as well - check out some of these ideas...
- configurations are definitely a great surface but i want to point out that since tissue tape has a light adhesive that works best on flat surfaces, sometimes it doesn't like the folds and bends and starts to lift in places. if that happens, simply tack it down with a glue stick, glossy accents, etc.
- how about creating tissue tape flowers? i did this during my 12 tags of christmas last year and included the video below...
- another great use is creating ruffled edges or trim. just follow the above technique but apply it to a strip of cardstock instead of a circle.
so hopefully you've found some inspiration for using or storing your tissue tape. this stuff is so much fun to work with so i hope you give it a try and let the good times roll...t!m