Being the tape addict that I am, I knew it would only be a matter of time before my paths crossed with masking tape in some crafty way or another. Sure enough, it did! And if I would've known how fun and easy it is to add masking tape to collage backgrounds for a little added dimension, I would've tried it much earlier!
So here's what I did:
I started with a sturdy piece of patterned paper from My Mind's Eye. I had a page from a trashed vintage book that I attached to my patterned paper with Gesso. I also added some Gesso over the top.
Next I added the magical ingredient: two strips of plain old masking tape. I just sort of wadded it up and wrinkled it as I stuck it onto the page.
Step number three was to add some random splotches of light teal acrylic paint, which I applied with a foam brush.
While I was at it, I thought I might as well add a layer of green acrylic paint, too.
Once all of that dried, I trimmed the paper to a postcard-size and inked around the edges with Tim Holtz's Walnut Stain Distress ink. I dabbed on some Mowed Lawn and Peacock Feathers Distress ink, also from Tim Holtz. I then added this lovely honeycomb image with a stamp from 100 Proof Press.
Perhaps my favorite part came next: the addition of this hilarious postage stamp sticker from K&Company. How cute is that?? Using Ranger Jet Black Archival ink and Tim Holtz's Peacock Feathers Distress ink, I threw on some postmark stamps from Ma Vinci's Reliquary and some text from a Tim Holtz stamp.
For the finished product, I stamped out the "Miss You" sentiment using Recollections brand alphabet letter stamps (purchased at Michael's) and attached a Prima flower.
I thoroughly enjoyed this project and couldn't believe how easy it was to work with masking tape! Who knew it would be so fun? I must say that I will definitely consider masking tape a valuable addition to my crafting supply arsenal from now on!