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Using Artist Tape with Die-Cuts

Thanks for stopping by as I celebrate my artist tape in the March/April issue of Somerset Studio  This whole week is dedicated to using the artist tape.

When I create with my artist tape I often have little bits left over.  I hate to waste it since it was so much fun to make- almost feels like wasting fun.  So I save all those little bits. I put them on old cardboard from just about anything for durability.  Once the cardboard is full I run it through the die-cutting machine.  Below is a journal page I made using one of these die-cuts.


A background using gesso, spray inks, and whatever else was on my brush.







Used Tim Holtz’s die-cut to make the houses out of book text and then watercolored them.








Used another Tim Holtz die cut to make the dres form from my artist tape cardboard.  The wings were also die cut and then colored with Inktense watercolor blocks.  The moon face is a rubber stamp from Stampa Rosa.




Here it is all finished.  White lines around the buildings  offset the black text and lighten it up a bit. Black lines on the wings  tie in the black ink from the tape. Green flower hair and a few words.  Did manage to sneak in a bit of sparkle with the glitter letters.

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  • Lori - What Remains Now February 28, 2012, 12:05 pm

    What a fabulous idea! I would have never thought of this and it makes a BEAUTIFUL “paper.”

  • Kristen February 28, 2012, 4:55 pm

    Congrats on Somerset Studio! It’s a beautiful magazine. Love your idea of artist tape and how you used all the bits in your journal.

  • Cowgirl Red February 28, 2012, 9:41 pm

    I’ve never heard of artist tape before. How cool! Congrats on Somerset magazine. I’m going to get one. xox Terah

  • Rita McGregor February 29, 2012, 8:28 am

    Another great idea. I love recycling ideas. 🙂

  • Marjie Kemper February 29, 2012, 10:28 am

    Fabulous! Love the dress form this way. And the tabs above are great, too. Congrats again on your article.

  • AJ February 29, 2012, 5:33 pm

    This is sheer genius Carolyn, thanks for sharing
    Big love

  • Kristin Van Valkenburgh February 29, 2012, 9:33 pm

    Brilliant! LOVE the dress form! xo