March 15, 2010

Challenge - Print or Stamp on Masking Tape

Hello everyone!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend and are ready to get started with this new challenge this week!

You know how much I love masking tape? Well I wanted to play with it a little bit this week :) and maybe inspire you to do the same!

Here, for this layout, I simply put my masking tape on my patterned paper and did the same sketch on a Photoshop file, trying to figure out exactly where I put the masking tape, so that I could write my journaling.

My journaling and the title are both printed on masking tape.

I chose not to print them in black not to get an overwhelming and bold contrast between my bright background and the color of the journaling.


Write your journaling and pick a grey color for it : it will look like it's more into the masking tape.

Choose a bold font for your title.


If you wish to stamp on masking tape, I highly recommend you to use Stazon ink (black or brown) or Distress Ink (and use a heat gun for this one to make it dry faster) because any other ink might not dry on the masking tape.


I did this layout using past add-on kits but any kits this month will look amazing. As long as you have masking tape! :)

So use some masking tape on a NEW layout, print your journaling, title or stamp on it and link it up by next Saturday, March 20th at midnight EST for a chance to win a $5 gift certificate to the Studio Calico shop!

xoxo,

Céline


31 comments:

ToneF said...

Oh, such a cool challenge!!! I looove masking tape :o)
And a gorgeous layout too!!!

I must do this challenge :)

Pixie said...

That is SO cool! I love all of the ideas I get from your blog.

Question, how do you keep the ink from smearing on the tape?

Céline Navarro said...

Use a heat gun to make it dry faster but I didn't have to do it when I printed it.

mrydjeski said...

My questions is this: most of the masking tape that I've used on things in the past (maybe even years ago) have all gotten brittle and lost their adhesive quality. Is today's masking tape going to be different or should I expect the same result years down the road? I'm not even worried about the acid-free issue, I'm just worried about it falling apart on my page.

Céline Navarro said...

I've been using masking tape for years now and buy mine at my local hardware store. Mine doesn't come with any wrinkle on it and doesn't get "old" at all. But I assume it all depends whether you live in a dry or humid place. I live in the south of france where the weather is pretty most dry all year long so that's probably why.

Haidee said...

that looks cool!!!!

sylvie said...

bonne idée ce ghallenge!!!!

moline/yvonne said...

What a great idea! I have to try that today!
Yvonne/moline

Lisanna said...

hi.. I have made a layout few last days. Could I post it for this challange??? thank you

{VICKI} said...

Love the idea of the masking tape

Ally said...

I've been loving all the digi frames with the masking tape look and this looks like a fun technique. Too bad I don't own any to do this!

Donna said...

Cool challenge.

http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/21456

maniscrap said...

Goog idea !
my layout is here:
http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/21461

Armance said...

Here is my layout for this challenge.
I really enjoyed it !!! Thanks Céline !!!

http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/21475

ToneF said...

Here is my take on the challenge ;)
http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/21476

I also did a post on my blog on masking tape, since I love it so much :o) but I'm sorry that is all in Norwegian...

Thank you for this very fun challenge!!!

kathleen said...

Super fun challenge! I have a crazy week, but really hope to be able to play along! Thanks for the always inspiring me to try & get out of my comfort zone, Celine!

photoshop masking said...

Masking tape is gorgeous. I have to try that today!!

Anonymous said...

voici ma page, j'ai pas trouvé où la poster ailleurs !! désolée
à bientot
http://rejanou.unblog.fr/files/2010/03/009.jpg

réjane

Lisanna said...

I'm here!!!
this is my layout:
http://lisannascrapcorner.blogspot.com/2010/03/sfida-one-more-scrap-ieri-sera-ho.html

thank you for ispiration..

Robin said...

HEre's mine:
http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/21577

sandi said...

Did it. Fun challenge!

http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/21580

brooke said...

here is mine....thanks!

http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/21523

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*Ma* said...

There are my Layouts! Great Challenge!

http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/21587

http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/21586

Thank you for ispiration!
xo

MARISA said...

Thanks for the idea!!! Here is my layout : http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/21588

Tam said...

Ooh, I think I have a new obsession! This was reallyl fun to do - here's mine:

http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/21591

Ginivir said...

je ne savais où poster ma page ! elle est sur mon blog !

http://ginivir.over-blog.com/

lindam said...

Here is mine!
I had never used masking tape on a layout before!

http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/21617

penny said...

Thanks for the inspiration, Celine! Here's mine:

http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/21636

Anonymous said...

Celine- did you post the winner of this challenge yet?

Staci said...

I'm not sure that masking tape is archival quality, right? Is there a type or brand that is? I'm worried that it will turn my photos and papers yellow or itself will deteriorate in some years time.