Friday, September 21, 2012

tear those washi

Hello,
I saw Donna Downey torn pattern papers for her beautiful journal pages on Collage Monday earlier this week. Inspired, but I like to use washi tapes and circles instead. Here is my interpretation;



It feels like I'm under a Christmas tree, looking up at those happy decorations and berry twigs!. I didn't use paint for the background at all. The pages were covered in masking tapes, various torn washi tapes and colorful cupcake wrappers. I used plastic alphabets for a change. And drew circles with wax crayons over cupcake wrappers.



I went crazy drawing circles with black india ink. At this point I thought, man ... it's ruined!. I walked away, checked my email, had dinner and then came back to the pages. Then I added the aqua circles by stamping acrylic paint with a bottle lid and a wooden bead :). I think my pages are saved!.


Layers upon layers of washi tapes. Happiness.

It's really therapeutic to tear washi tapes!. Tear them very slowly and just enjoy the moment :). Hugs.

P/s: I'm sharing this journal spread over at Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's Art Journal Everyday this week :). 

24 comments:

  1. I have done any paper crafting in a while, but when I did scrapbooking, I always tore my papers -- I love that look. Your pages are fun and colorful. Lots of layered loveliness. :) Best wishes, Tammy

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    1. amazing simple technique yet so stylish, isn't it?. It's organic looking that way. Thank you so much for following me, Tammy!. Hugs.

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  2. HOORAY FOR LOTS OF YUMMY LAYERS!!! Great job with the colors, stamping, words on this, like a burst of COLORFUL CONFETTI, VERY HAPPY PAGE!!! Tearing up washi tape must of been fun!!

    I loved this post of Donna's also!!!

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    1. Hoooray!. The colors are fun :). Had a festive mood about it too. Thanks so much, my friend.

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  3. Wanhh....i love this page a lot! A lot of things are going on in there it seems.... Hehe..
    Washi tapes? U asked me abt my washi tapes....Papier ....now they selling MT tapes....a lot of designs....yummeh...

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    1. A lot going on, yes. Plus a scarry-almost-becoming-a-mistake-over-doodling episode too!!. LOL. Really @ Papier?. How neat. Err, what is MT? Mounting tapes?. thanks so much, my friend.

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    2. I knew ur gonna ask...telepathy...ahahaha....MT brandname...dunno what it stands for..sorry...from Japan i think....but the ones i used in my journal was Prima ...

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  4. fabulous! thank you for the step outs too.

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  5. This is wonderful Shahrul!! Love the color combination, the use of washi tapes too! This reminded me of being under a release of streamers and confetti on New Year's Eve-fun!

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    1. Happy thoughts, Linda!. Must be beautiful with all those lights. Thanks so much :).

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  6. Another beauty Shahrul! I need to use up my washi...and you just gave me a good idea :)

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    1. Oh yes!. You have the most gorgeous washi tapes :). I LOVE all your project runaway challenges card soooo much, especially with the washi on them :).

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  7. WOW! I cannot believe that you made this without paint but with all sorts of tapes..Looks really fabulous..the color combo, the sentiments and that beautiful background! This is such a brilliant idea ...I'm gonna try it out!

    Duaa

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    1. It is that easy, Duaa :). You can even make your own washi tapes by painting or stamping on the masking tapes, moments before you used them. I'm glad you like these pages! :).

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  8. You are always so inspiring to me. I just love this page. Fabulous colors and I really need to get me some of that washi tape..

    Hugs~

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    1. Thanks so much, Linda. You made my day :).

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  9. I was so surprised to read 'no paint'. You still managed to add such vibrant pops of color. Love it! And definitely like tearing me some washi. LOL.

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  10. I love this page- look at all the texture. I haven't kept up with Donna for a while- maybe time to have a peek? I took a class with her almost two years ago, and haven't finished the project- but we made cute flowers with torn paper cirlcles. I love your page within a page and all the journaling within and around the circles. Wonderful!

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    1. Hi Laura, you are lucky to have attended her class!. Thanks so much, you made it sound so sweet, pages within pages. Indeed these circles are their own little windows :).

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  11. Such a fabulous page. Wonderful composition and beautiful colour combonation. Absolutely lovely. Ugh I haven't been keeping up with Donna Downey either. But a fabulous page. Love looking at your art. Very inspiring.

    Hadiyah

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    1. Hi Hadiyah, thanks so much :). It's OK, take your time. She will always come up with something fabulous and you have all the time to take a peek and try out :). Hugs.

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