Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tech Thursday - Packing Tape Transfers

For this Technique Thursday, I am going back about 9 years. I first did this technique at a Creating Keepsake University in Anaheim.The funny thing is it was our "homework" but we never used it in our projects. I'm talking about packing tape transfers..super duper easy!

All you will need is some clear packing tape and images, I like to use magazines for my images. So I tore up a Martha Stewart Living magazine because there's always nice photography in there. (The pages are great for making your own envelopes, too!)

Pick your image. Place a strip of tape over the image.Trim off the excess.

Here's a few I made.

Soak in clean water for about 10 minutes.

You can see the other side of the page showing through. Turn it over to the non-tape side.

Rub off the paper from the tape.

Ta-da! You have a clear image left on the tape.

I rubbed a little too hard on this one so it took off some of the image. But, I think I like the scratchy look, too!

Seriously, this technique is so fast and easy to do, great for kids. Now you can use them to embellish your mixed media canvases, cards, scrapbook pages. I think they are perect for the SMASH books!

Thanks for stopping by today and spending time with me all month long. June was  really FUN! I think JULY is going to even more FUN! Have a Safe and Happy Fourth of July weekend!


  1. Man, that looks like fun and that's so neat! :) I luv coming by to see all the different techniques you share with us Joy!

  2. i have never seen anything like this before!! AWESOME! you always have the most fun techniques to share! very cool... =D

  3. Cool tech! That is so cool! I never would have thought of that. TFS!

  4. OMG, I remember this and so glad you have revived this! You chose great pics and I know your collage piece will be great...perfect for the Foruth of July! I love seeing all the techniques you cover. So inspiring!
    Hugs, Cami


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