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Using Tape to Make Flowers

Thank you all for your kind words as I celebrate my first article in Somerset Studio! Good news is always better when it is shared with friends. As I am writing this I am deep in negotiations with YouTube, my internet provider, and my computer. Apparently there is discord in my electronic world and they won’t work together to upload this video! I am confident that my heavy sighs of frustration will somehow make them all get along and let my video upload…

This flower was made with artist tape which is no surprise this wee! How long a piece of tape you use and how wide it is determines your final flower size. I used a piece that was about 2 and half feet long for the blue flower. The center was a bit, well, ugly. A strand of small beads came to the rescue. I had this canvas camera bag from Donna Downey that I added watered down iridescent paints to give it a shimmery blue color. I hadn’t been able to find the right element to put on the flap- got that solved now!

***I had almost given up but the peace talks have been successful and a treaty has been signed! My video is now working!!

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  • Carol March 2, 2012, 6:37 am

    Very creative and bravo to you for being published ~ namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor) Happy PPF ^_^

  • Nicole Campanella March 2, 2012, 8:37 am

    You have a very nice blog. Please stop by mine and join in the giveaway for a digital scrapbooking program
    Nicole/Beadwright

  • NatashaMay March 2, 2012, 11:24 am

    That looks fantastic! Thanks for the video. šŸ™‚

  • EVA March 2, 2012, 12:28 pm

    Congratulations about being in the magazine! What a nice way to pretty up a camera bag.

  • Molly March 2, 2012, 3:11 pm

    what a great way to make the camera case your own. very pretty!

  • JKW March 2, 2012, 5:45 pm

    Love the camera bag and your creativity with it. The flower is amazing. Congrats on publishing. Blessings, Janet PPF

  • Tracey Fletcher King March 2, 2012, 6:50 pm

    cool video and you make it look so easy… I am sure I would still manage to injure myself… tape cuts and gluing fingers together immediately spring to mind… thanks for uploading this …xx

  • Daniele Valois March 2, 2012, 7:42 pm

    This turned out so well. Love the deep blue. Very cool!

  • Christine March 2, 2012, 9:46 pm

    such a pretty flower!

  • Ginny March 2, 2012, 11:38 pm

    I love the flower. It is such a rich color. Once again congratulations on your article. I know you must be so pleased and excited!

  • carlarey March 3, 2012, 12:26 am

    Well that’s a handy little trick, glad you got the powers that be to talk to each other. Congrats on the magazine too!

  • Valerie-Jael March 3, 2012, 2:03 am

    Lovely work, and a great idea. Congrats on winning the fight with the giants and on being published! Hugs, Valerie

  • Debi March 3, 2012, 4:26 am

    Very clever idea…Yay! For the article in Somerset Studio! I LOVED it! I read it…purchased what I needed and had a blast making lots of strips of fun colorful tape. This flower is another one I’ll have to try. Thank you for sharing…can’t wait for more vids and ideas…..too fun!

  • iamrushmore March 3, 2012, 6:56 am

    well THAT’s a fun little trick! thanks for sharing the video- no way I could have figured it out from text only, but the video made it very clear.

  • Timeless Rituals March 3, 2012, 7:18 am

    Amazing project!!!

  • Helen Campbell March 3, 2012, 9:40 am

    Congrats on being published in Somerset Studios! Your flower has given me ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  • jean Zoss March 3, 2012, 10:55 am

    so cute! what a great video!!! happy PPF!

  • Ayala Art March 3, 2012, 9:17 pm

    How cool is that? Love the flower! And can be used for infinity of projects.

  • Anne March 4, 2012, 12:26 pm

    Beautiful, original and very creative! <3

  • Renee March 4, 2012, 5:58 pm

    Carolyn… this is a great tutorial! It’s hard to believe it’s made from tape!!!
    You are amazing!
    Renee
    PPF
    xoxo

  • Bleubeard and Elizabeth March 5, 2012, 9:28 am

    I stopped by earlier in the week, then before I could leave a comment, I had to move to the basement because I was under a tornado warning. Now I’m trying to play catch up. I thoroughly enjoyed the week of tape uses. Fun, fun!

  • Annabelle March 5, 2012, 1:46 pm

    Congrats on being published. Beautiful rose and lovely choice of colour.

  • Judy March 9, 2012, 5:56 pm

    Adorable flower. I really like the quick video – no talking – just do it!

  • Vicki Romaine July 28, 2013, 12:33 am

    Well, I guess you wonder why I am way back here. I found your archives and decided to watch ALL the videos. My goal is to watch two a day and try to use the same technique. Hopefully I will catch up in a month or so. Artist tape- I am not familiar with this. Does it come in different colors or do you color it? Where do you get it?