Saw It, Pinned It, Tried It // Packing Tape Transfers

It’s no secret that the ladies of A Beautiful Mess are insanely creative and talented.  So it should come as no surprise that I love trying out their DIYs.  This one is so simple, not to mention quick to do, and ends with some really neat results.

What You’ll Need: Magazine, Packing Tape, Glass of Water

Find images in the magazine that you like.  Ones that inspire you and/or are just plain pretty.  Don’t worry about it being right or wrong, just go for it.
Lay a piece of packing tape over the part(s) of the image you would like to transfer.

Tear out the packing tape strips from the pages and then the access paper from the sides.  Don’t worry about perfect edges.  Stick them in the glass of water for 5 minutes.  This will help make removing the rest of the paper a breeze.  I also found that leaving a little excess paper at the top makes it even easier after soaking.

Once the 5 minutes are up, peel off the paper and you’re left with a beautiful transparent image.  This was the part of the project I thought was so cool.  I couldn’t believe it was actually working!  Let the tape strips dry and add them to your art journal, a scrapbook page, whatever you’d like!

I also loved their idea of putting them up to a window to let the sun shine through them.

Happy Pinning and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!


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