Wednesday, June 1, 2011

'WOYWW - 6/1/11 - Art Journal and Stamping!"

by Mary Lou 'LuLu' Haynes

Howdy and Welcome,

I've been on vacation, making art and doing (dreaded) chores. Haven't been playing in WOYWW for a month (or longer?) This week there are 2 main projects on my work table I thought I'd share. Managed to take some quick photos last night before I got too sleepy.

1) I'm painting in a little art journal (after glue laminating pages and collaging pages).

2) Also I'm stamping on my own custom decorative tapes. Customizing tapes is loads of fun! I use my custom tapes in art journals and altered books  - in addition to using tapes from 7gypsies (great stickiness!) and tissue tapes from Ranger/Tim Holtz. Ladies at the scrapbook stores love my tapes and said I should be selling them and teaching workshops. We shall see about that...Meanwhile,

Art journal and supplies

Stamping supplies for custom decorative tape making (upper right)

Have you ever made your own custom decorative tapes?
Would you be interested in a tutorial on how to make your own customized masking tape?
Please comment here to answer these questions.

Also, whether you comment or not, please take a moment and complete the fun poll in upper right sidebar! I'm wondering what folks would like to see more of in my blog?

Thanks for stopping by - and hope you come back again soon.



Lotus said...

Nice work! I like your blog and always love tutorials!
considering how much deco tape costs, I would love a tut!

laurie said...

i would love to see how you decorate tape!

SueH said...

I’m making a really big effort to get around everyone seeing as it’s a special week. Mind you it’s taking forever and I have a bit of a numb bum now so It’ll be back to my random visits next week I think. I just don’t know how some people manage it every week.

Now that’s what I call a colourful desk Lulu and how fab that you’re making your own custom tapes.

Happy WOYWW 2nd Anniversary and …………….
Happy Crafting!

okienurse said...

very nice journal page. Hope you get to paris soon. It is a lot of fun. I am going to Mallorca Spain in October for the whole month. I love it there! Sorry I am so late getting around but it was a busy week. Happy WOYWW #104 and the 2nd anniversary of blog snooping! Thanks for sharing Vickie #55

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi Lulu! I would love to see how you make your own customized tapes! And your desk this week is verrry interrresting! Love all the stash and colors! Patsy from

Julia Dunnit said...

Well it took some finding from the link for some reason, but nice to see your desk!! Love the idea of customised tape; in my experience as soon as you start making it to sell,it loses it's fun and bcome a real chore...specially when you have to stock one in every size shape colour blah blah.. let us know what you do!

mariasangel said...

you know i would love to see how you make your tapes! they are awesome! glad i got to see them in person too!

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