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I recently needed a custom color of an adhesive tape to use for a binding on a mini book project. The solution was as close as my medicine cabinet! Johnson and Johnson First Aid Cloth Tape has a satiny finish that resembles grosgrain ribbon and does something quite pretty when sprayed with Glimmer Mist.
Place a strip of tape the desired length on your misting sheet.
Spray the tape with Glimmer Mist. It will puddle up a bit in a few places. (Isn't this blue beautiful? It is Turquoise Blue.)
Swipe over the surface of the tape with a paper towel to remove the excess spray. The tape soaks up the Glimmer Mist very evenly leaving an very solid application of color. If you have any light spots, just spray and wipe again. The tape seems to only soak up a certain amount so you really can't spray too much. If you do, it will just puddle.
After it is dry, you have a nice even color with subtle glimmer. You also get some additional shine with the satiny finish of the tape itself. The tape adhesive remains sticky despite having been wet. If you do multiple strips and need to store them, place them on a piece of wax paper or nonstick paper.
If you would like a design, you can even mist your tape with a screen in place.
Blot the tape immediately after lifting off the screen. If you don't remove the excess, it will wick and spread.
You can also stamp on the tape for an added design.
The tape on the left was stamped using Staz-On ink. The tape on the right was stamped with Memento ink. The Staz-On gives a sharper image while the Memento gives a softer more weathered look.
I used pieces of the dyed tape to create a mini book using a Bingo Board. I used one board for the cover and cut a piece of cardstock for the back cover. I embellished the book front with flowers, crystals, and a felt branch from Prima.
I added vellum pages to the inside and stitched them to the tape binding.
On the book front, I covered the Bingo Board title bar with tape. I colored the letters with black ink to keep them from showing through.
The centerpiece of the book front is one of the new Rockin Royalty Custom Cut-Outs tags that has gold foiling and clear embossing on it already. With just a quick spritz and wipe it is a stunning focal addition to any project.