I've been lucky enough to work with Scotch tape this month, as they encourage crafters to 'Make it Amazing' and win an Ipad Mini in the process. They sent me a box of goodies and I couldn't wait to have a play with their funky new tape. I knew just what I wanted to do. I have had an idea for a 'Princess and the Pea' inspired piece of art for Emerson's room for some time.
I wanted to share it with you, because it is so simple and sweet that anyone can do it, no matter what your level of ability. Perfect for those who think they aren't crafty, for kids and for those who just love pretty tape...
You will need -
an assortment of Scotch tape and Washi tape
Step one- Draw a bed frame shape of your choosing in pencil, then draw over it again in pen when you are satisfied with how it looks. It doesn't need to be perfect, no ruler necessary, the imperfections make it all the sweeter. Make sure to leave room for the mattresses, as the tapes tend to be a bit opaque and you will see any black lines beneath them.
Step two - Start layering your Scotch tape and Washi tape in what ever order you like, at different lengths, keeping the corners of the mattresses in about the same place. Again, this doesn't need to be perfect, we will be drawing over these lines with the black pen. If you make a mistake the Scotch and Washi tape are both easily removed without tearing the paper. Gently pull them off and re-position them.
Step three - Cut another piece of tape to finish off the top of the mattress. I stuck the tape down, and with pencil drew on it the lines of the tape beneath. Then I peeled it off again, cut along the lines and stuck it back down. Go around all your mattresses with the black pen. Keep it free hand and a bit wobbly. Round the corners of the mattresses with your pen too if you like. This just finishes it all off and ties it all together.