Hello There Layout by Missy Whidden

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Hey friends! Missy Whidden here with a new layout featuring all the beautiful Washi Tape from Paige’s new Wonders collection. I used all the designs to create a fun and colorful background along with mixed media to match. I used thick smooth white cardstock for the base and I started by simply sticking strips of Washi Tape down starting from the top of the page. I originally went about half way down but then after adding the blue watercolor kept going all the way to the bottom. After applying the tapes, I coated the page with clear gesso before adding any watercolors. I softened up the tapes by smudging a bit of white gesso over some areas and then splattering white acrylic paint using a brush.

The Washi Tapes are all so beautiful I couldn’t choose a favorite. Once they were down, I machine stitched along each strip with a deep turquoise thread. I think this makes the tapes stand out a bit more and creates texture. I added a few 6x12 Cardstock Stickers in places which I popped up using adhesive foam.

I layered a few fussy cut tags from Paper 12 behind the photo. I distressed the edges and tied a twine bow on the end. I had already decided to use this big “Hello There” Chipboard Sticker before I even applied the Washi Tape, so I knew where it was going to go. I added several different sized flowers from the Floral Die Cuts around the photo as well as above and below it.

I used a blue Shimmerz spray to create the blue watercolor area. My thought was since I had so much color & pattern from all the Washi Tape, a solid blue area would help balance everything out. It was after adding the blue that I decided to continue to washi strips down the bottom of the layout. I popped up some of the flowers with adhesive foam to create more dimension and I added in a few colors of tangled thread in a few areas for even more texture and color.

I hope this gives you some fun ideas to try with the Wonders Washi Tape! It was so much fun to make. It was almost like creating my own patterned paper, which is always fun. Thank you so much for stopping in, and have a wonderful day!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, washi tape, embellishments: WONDERSgessowhite cardstockwhite acrylic paintwatercolors
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1 comment

  1. Super cute layout, Missy! Changing the photo to black and white really lets it pop from the page. I've been saving up paper strips cut from 12 x 12" papers; those could work in addition to washi tape. Thanks for the idea!


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