Create a Layer with Washi Tape

I'm working hard to make the best use of my paper stash, but I also love the look of layers.  On this layout I used some of my Washi tape that I hoard to create a "faux" layer.  I used my Tim Holtz Washi tape to create the first frame around the paper.  I turned the corners inward and used just one long piece.  On the second layer I used a white/nearly transparent Washi tape, cut into four strips.  Together it interrupts the pattern of the paper making a faux layer on your page. 

The photo is a Halloween photo of Little's Sister as Belle!

Butterfly Kisses
Blue Fern Studios paper and chipboard (butterflies, titles, key latch, and small elements to the flowers.
Tim Holtz inks, hardware, paint. Washi tape
Faber-Castell Gelatos.  I used the gelatos on the title without a foundation of Gesso and then on the butterfly I prepped the chipboard with the Gesso.  Different look same technique. 
Prima Flowers
Bo Bunny cameo element.

In the News
See who's featured at Blue Fern Studios ... Oh, Yes ... I am happy it is my Little at ballet layout.  Blue Fern Studios Feature

X-ACTO will be in Texas this weekend.   
Artist Ray Ferrer will join X-ACTO in Austin, Texas, March 7-8 for an innovative exhibit of hand-stenciled art depicting SXSW and Austin icons during the SXSW Festival. Ferrer is an East Coast artist who will use X-ACTO cutting-edge products to create art similar to the example below. One of his subjects will be Jimmy Kimmel, whose show will broadcast from SXSW for five nights.
Bats of Austin, TX, stencil and spray-paint by artist Ray Ferrer

Everyone ...

Have a Crafty Day!


  1. This is gorgeous and a BIG congrats on the Blue Fern blog!!!

  2. This is fabulous, Debby! You've created layers so many wonderful ways. :)

  3. Very sweet layout. It's beautiful !

  4. You are showing so many ways to layer!

  5. Thanks for the inspiration. I'm always trying to convince myself to use my collection of washi.

    Austin Rocks! I was thinking about heading that direction this weekend but hotels are sold out.

  6. Very pretty! Love the bold yellow.


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