Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Chevrons from Washi Tutorial

Good Morning Bloggers! It is the wee hours of the night right now, and I just finished this layout. While I was making it, I thought why not take a few pictures of the process and give you all a mini tutorial?! Sounds like fun! So, I grabbed my trusty iPhone and snapped some shots of myself making my washi tape chevrons!

I wanted to make the chevrons on this layout out of washi tape, but I didn't have any really thin stuff that I wanted to use...sooooo I decided to cut it in half using my craft knife! It's actually pretty easy...I just lined it up diagonally (so I could cut a longer piece at a time) on my cutting mat, and I cut it down the middle. This Close to My Heart mat makes it really easy because it has the diagonal line on it, so I lined it up in the middle of that line, and just followed the line with my knife!  There ya go! Now you have two pieces of thinner washi tape to make chevrons with!

The next part is pretty easy thanks to how user friendly washi tape is. I simply lined up the tape and ripped it off at the peaks creating the chevron! I love how washi's adhesive isn't permanent because it's so forgiving in making these...if it didn't go down where I liked it, I simply lifted it off and re-positioned it! It makes for a super easy (albeit a little time consuming) embellishment on your page!

And here's the finished layout!

I've come to the conclusion lately that my boys are total goofs that just LOVE putting random things on their heads!! I bought these super cute sock monkey Easter baskets for them this year, but they preferred them as hats! lol Oh well, it makes for some fun layouts anyway!! 

This layout was inspired by the special NSD sketch over at The Paper Bakery.

Thanks for stopping by!! I'm off to bed! I have to get up early and I really suck at going to sleep at a decent hour! :(



Supplies Used: Cardstock: American Crafts and Tim Holtz Distress Coordinations. Patterned Paper : Basic Grey and My Mind's Eye. Chipboard Stickers: Basic Grey. Ink: Ranger Distress Ink. Stickers: Simple Stories and Twine + Ink. Twine: the Twinery. Alphabet: Thickers. Washi Tape: My Mind's Eye. Mist: Heidi Swapp. Pen: Sharpie.


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeee this!! LOVING how you made those chevrons and loving the sweet photos!!

Juliana said...

What a clever idea! I love the chevrons you made with the washi tape! Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Bakery!!!

Lynnda said...

BRilliant Sarah! Thanks for sharing! this layout is gorgeous!.... hugs...x

Ashley Horton said...

One of my new favorites Sarah!! Those photos are too cute and you did a FAB job with the NSD Sketch! And I love the way you created the chevron pattern!! So fun! Thanks for playing along with us @ The Paper Bakery!

Joy said...

Very cool idea with the washi, making chevrons. Your layout is wicked and I totally love the photos of your boys with their baskets on their heads. :)

Michelle said...

Love this Sarah!

Fleursbydesign said...

Love the chevron washi :)

Katrina Hunt said...

Sarah, what a cute layout! And a great way to stretch your supplies! Thanks for playing along at The Paper Bakery!

Tegan said...

Great idea making washi tape chevron designs! Thanks for playing with The Paper Bakery!