Friday 22 June 2018

Blog Exclusive: Charlotte Kristensen

Good Morning!
We have a special treat for you today, a wonderful tutorial from the talented Charlotte Kristensen!
I know all of us at Craft Stamper HQ have a deep fondness for washi tape, and I have a feeling lots of you do too :)
Charloote is very kindly sharing a great technique for creating your own bespoke tape, such a wonderful idea!
Over to Charlotte.........

You might very well have  a roll of masking tape lying about, so try this fun project to make your own
washi tape - you can co-ordinate colours and themes to go exactly with the project you're doing!

Step 1: Cut lengths of masking tape and stick down onto a piece of acetate or non stick paper
(I used the backing sheet from some EZ mount).

Step 2: On a craft sheet, put down the Oxide Distress Inks and mist very lightly - you don't want to
get the masking tape too wet! I used antique linen, peeled paint, faded jeans, frayed burlap and
peacock feathers. Dry between each colour application. You can obviously also just dry sponge inks
onto tape, blending the colours well as you go along.

Step 3: I found the result a little bit too pale, so added some Distress Spray - stormy sky, as well as
mermaid lagoon (not shown - bottle was camera shy!) Leave to dry completely.

Step 4: Once dry, I stamped images all over using Archival Ink Pad Potting Soil.

Step 5: Then a smaller amount of images using Archival Ink Pad Sienna.

Step 6: Next, images in Versafine Blue Lagoon. Now all the background is done.

Step 7: The foreground images are stamped in Versafine Black Onyx. I used a mixture of words and

Step 8: Finally, a bit of doodling using a white gel ink pen.

Step 9: Close up of finished project.

Masking tape is not archival quality, so be careful not to use it with anything that is supposed to last a
very long time!

I used a mix of stamps - this is a great opportunity to use everything you've got, as the background
stamping is simply to provide texture and pattern. Amongst the stamps used are Impression
Obsesssion Seth Apter, Carabelle, PaperArtsy, Viva Las Vegas and AAL & Create.

Thanks so much Charlotte, such a fab tutorial!
Why not check out more of Charlotte's work on her blog:


  1. What a good tutorial.
    Thanks Charlotte

  2. Way cool original Washi (masking) tape design. TFS your technique,Charlotte. Hugs

  3. Ahh the multi usable masking tape..It's a great medium for creating your own washi tape and it comes in so many different widths too.
    Love your created design Charlotte, Thanks for sharing.
    Creative wishes Tracey x

  4. so cool, I love the effect with home made the masking tape

  5. Thanks for all your lovely comments, I hope you feel inspired to have a go yourself!

  6. I very much like your pattern it's beautiful,thank for sharing good i dea !