Friday, November 2, 2012

2012 Calendar Challenge #5 - Paper Tape


The challenge over at The Craft Barn this week is to use paper tape, either bought or homemade.  For my easel calendar this week I chose to make some lace paper tape using my edge punches.  One has flowers and the other linked arches.  I cut strips of paper about 1/4" wider than the punches and then punched along both sides.  In the end I cut down the middle and used tape with only one side punched.  I sprayed dark copper paint over a stencil to create a pattern on the base card and the top sheet of the notepad.  The base of the upright panel is corrugated cardboard with one layer removed to expose the ribs and then painted with gesso and a light spray of copper paint over the same stencil.   Lace and pearls decorate the edges.

Thank you once again for all your wonderful comments about my calendar last week.  

The challenge can be found HERE

8 comments:

Sylv said...

What a wonderful idea, love the lace effect, also the use of the corrugated card. Lovely calendar.

Elaine said...

This one is so different but I love the feel of it and great use of paper tape!

Scrapmate said...

Lots of fab texture going on in this project. I love the way you are matching the calendars to the themes every week. This is a very pretty piece.

Jenni's Jems said...

Now why did I not think of using a punch on the tape,it is so very effective and a brilliant idea and so to is your calendar !x

Maggie said...

Lovely calendar love the lace tape borders so delicate

The Craft Barn said...

Beautiful work as always.
Thanks for playing with us
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Izzy

Craftyfield said...

The layers of lace and border tapes are gorgeous. Great page !

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful page, just fantastic.