Monday, April 23, 2012

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Washi-Tape Clipboard Makeover


Washi-Tape has become my newest favorite craft supply. What is Washi-Tape? Washi-Tape comes from Japan. It is a paper tape that comes in a variety of colors, patterns and widths.
It is easily torn by hand and the feature I love the most is that it is removable.

It took me three visits to three different Target Stores to find these rolls. The price for a 4 roll package is $4.00. I was able to find three color schemes; blue/purple, pink/red and green/turquoise.

I decided to put my newly acquired crafty washi-tape to good use. My office's clipboard clearly needed a little brightening and Washi-Tape was the perfect media to bring my old clipboard to life.
My clipboard design's inspiration came from a cute gift bag I stumbled upon at Target. The Owl print on this bag was all I needed to start my creative thought process. Let's begin....

Materials:
  1. Washi-Tape
  2. Clipboard
  3. Templates, Graphics
  4. Paint for Clipboard Clamp. I found a Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint in "Wild Blueberry" at Michaels.
  5. Small Paint Brush
  6. Clear Contact Paper
  7. Tracing Paper. I used Dritz Tracing Paper. A Red sheet works best to see image through.
  8. Mod Podge and Foam Brush
  9. Scissors
Instructions:
  • Paint Clipboard Clamp. Give it 2 coats. Let Dry.
  • Start adding Washi-Tape across the Clipboard in any direction you choose. I decided to used the same color scheme adding strips of solid and patterned pieces of tape.
  • I photocopied the bag's image to make it easier to transfer it onto the contact paper.
  • Cut a piece of Clear Contact paper to fit your template or graphic.
  • Arrange tracing layers together. With the back side of the contact paper facing up, lay Tracing Paper on top. Finally lay the template or graphic as the final layer. Begin tracing your image.
  • Turn traced contact paper over and tape it over a blank sheet of paper. This method will allow you to see the traced image through while applying the Washi-Tape.
  • Start applying the Washi-Tape in any direction covering the entire image.
  • Cut images following the traced outlines.
  • Remove backing from Contact Paper images and apply onto clipboard. For additional embellishments, I made two butterflies following the same method used on the main image. Go HERE to find the cute Butterfly clip art I added to my design.
  • My clipboard design has two layers of Washi-Tape. Therefore, I brushed a thin layer of Mod Podge over entire clipboard to protect the design.
I think my Clipboard looks happy in the company of this colorful "OWL".



I can't wait to find other crafty ways to use this amazing Tape. Keep tune...Have a Hoot of a Day!!


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56 comments:

  1. Love your owl clipboard! Very cute!! We loved having you link up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Please join us again next week! Thanks! -The Sisters

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    1. Thanks Sisters. I love this product. I will make sure to link up on Saturday. Happy Monday!!

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  2. Very cute clipboard! Thanks so much for linking up at Jillify It!

    Hope you have a fabulous week!

    Jill
    www.jillifyit.com

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  3. Thanks Jill. Have a great week. Happy Crafting...

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  4. That is really cute. I have been seeing so much about the tape, I must get some. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

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    1. Thanks Debbie...You must get some of this awesome product. Have a great week..

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  5. Thanks Debbie. This new craft tape is awesome! So many possibilities.. Happy Crafting!!

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  6. I love Washi Tape now and I think we bought the same ones :) Owls are a big thing right now too! You have a great rest of the week girl :)

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    1. Thanks Debbie... Loved how you used your washi-tape on the candles... Awesome...

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  7. Thanks Debbie. I Love this product. I need to start thinking about Mother's Day Gifts using this tape. Have a wonderful week.... Can't wait to see what else you make with your newly acquired Washi-Tape....

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  8. I'm loving Washi Tape right now too....you've done something fun with it and I love it! Thanks so much for linking up at Reasons To Skip The Housework!

    Tuesday Time Out Linky Party

    Smiles,
    Melanie

    Reasons To Skip The Housework {The Blog}
    Tinker B Boutique {The Shop}

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    1. Thanks Melanie...I love anything Owls... Have a great, week..

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  9. Thanks Melanie. I can't get enough of this awesome tape. The possibilities are endless. Happy Wednesday!!

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  10. So cute!! How creative and what a great job! I love it!!!

    http://natural-nester.blogspot.com/2012/04/naturally-nifty-linky-party-11.html

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    1. Thanks. I love creating with this new product. Have a great week

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  11. Thanks. This craft tape is amazing. I love the fact that it can be repositioned without any fuzz

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  12. This is adorable! I love all the owl projects that are so popular right now. Owls and washi, how could you go wrong? :)

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    1. Thanks Claire.. I love Owls. They are so beautiful and whimsical. Have a great week.

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  13. Thanks Claire. I have a new found passion for these unique creatures... Washi-Tape is awesome.. Have you got any??? Happy Crafting!!!

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  14. This is super cute! Great job!

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    1. Thanks Katie. This project was fun to make... Love Washi-Tape....

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  15. This is super cute!! I love the owl trend that has come up and this is such a great way to embrace it!

    I would love for you to link this project up at my link party – Well Crafted Wednesdays! You can find it here:

    http://thewellcraftedhome.blogspot.com/2012/04/well-crafted-wednesdays-link-party-1.html

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    1. Thanks Lauren. I am following your blog, grabbed your button and linked up to your Wednesday's party. I have a new found Love for Owls... Happy crafting!!!

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    1. Hi Marilyn,
      Thank you. Washi-Tape is my latest crafty passion. Have you tried it??

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  17. Hi! Visiting from The Shabby Creek Cottage. What a great makeover! I havent tried washi tape.. I think Im the only person who hasnt! I need to get my hands on some! I love the owl :)

    Im your newest follower.. I would love a follow back if you like my site too. And please feel free to share this at my Friday party starting tomorrow!

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    1. Hi Kelley. Thanks for the invite. I now following your blog and linked up my Washi-Tape Clipboard project at your Friday party. You need to get some washi-tape. I have found other sites where you can make your own. This is going to be my next goal, since you can't always find the colors and/or patterns you are looking for. Happy Friday!!

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  18. Super cute & really creative! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do:)

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  19. Thanks Cheryl. This project was so much fun to make, especially the Owl Image!!! Have a great weekend.

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  20. SOOOO CUTE! Thanks for sharing at Once Upon a Weekend! I loved this :)

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  21. Thanks. I love this washi tape. It's so versatile. Have a great weekend!

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  22. Wow ...Bienvenida y muchas gracias por la visita.Eres super bienvenida.
    me encanta su blog y este trabajo esta divino.Muy lindo .Una idea y una forma de trabajar muy linda y super eficiente.precioso el clipboard.me encanta .El mio esta feito.Mi clipboard es clear , Quizas lo cambio y lo decoro asi como el suyo.Muy lindo.Hasta la proxima.

    Luna

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    1. Gracias Luna...Este nuevo producto es unico. Me facina porque puedes quitar y poner si no te gusta la posicion de to diseno. Que tengas una bonita semana... Hasta entonces...

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  23. Totally Perfect!!! I'd love to have you share at my party...it JUST opened!!!

    http://www.itsoverflowing.com/2012/04/overflowing-with-creativity-19.html

    XO, Aimee

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    1. Thanks Aimee. I am your new follower and linked up my Wash-Tape Clipboard to your Sunday's party... Have a great week!!

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  24. I have seen so many projects with washi tape lately. I really need to get in the loop with this stuff. I have never used it. But I could do such cute projects like this one!!! Its absolutely Darling! I love the owl! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Thursday's Temptation.
    Jill

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    1. Thanks Jill. I absolutely Love this product. It is so versatile...Have a great week!!!

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  25. Adorable! I'm so glad you told me about it and thank you for your sweet comment on my washi birdhouse. I host a weekly link party on Wednesday's and I'd love for to stop over and share your latest projects.

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    1. Hi Jenny,
      Thanks for the invite. I will Love to stop over and link up my projects on you Wednesday's party... Have a great week!!!

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  26. Super cute! LOVE the owl! Newest follower :)

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    1. Thanks Tori... I love owls; they are such a wondeful subject for creativity...

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  27. Love the owl you did! I need to get my hands on some washi tape! PINNING!
    Thanks for sharing at Sunday Round Up.
    xoxo
    Heather

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    1. Thanks Heather... Indeed; you need to get some of this awesome product...

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  28. Thanks for sharing this with us this week at the Sunday Round Up Link Party. It is so cute and fun.
    See you next week,
    Rose @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/

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  29. Thanks Rose. This was a fun project to make. Have a great week.

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  30. Love your clip board that is so cute. That would be a great project to do with my grandkids. They are into drawing now so I think that they would really like one. Thanks for sharing your cute idea.

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    1. Thanks. This new product is awesome! I hope you give this tutorial a try. Happy crafting!

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  31. How fun!! We loved having you come to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll be back again soon! -The Sisters

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  32. Maria, I'm so glad you found my Drab to Fab party and shared this idea! I used to be a teacher, and used a clipboard all day every day, so I would have just loved something like this!

    You are being featured at this week's Drab to Fab! If you'd like a button, feel free to grab one, any one you want under "Buttons" in the menu bar.

    Here's the link to this week's party. Come on back and share your fabulousness :)

    Have a great weekend.

    Amy @ Sugar and Spice

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  33. Hi Maria, I'm Connie at http://hotflashncraftn.blogspot.com/, a new GFC friend. I would love it if you would stop by and be my friend, too.
    This is so cute. I'm seeing projects all over the place. I'm going to have to check it out. Thank you for sharing.

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  34. Your clipboard is super cute. I love washi tape too and picked up some of it at Target, can't beat the price. Thanks so much for linking up at Sunday Blog Love, you really did a great job making the owl!

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  35. Very Pretty! I love Owls! Thank you for sharing. I came over from the CSI project party

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  36. What a clever way to make a shape! It's super cute :)

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