Today’s post is the first in a series of two that shows the different looks you can create with Scotch™ Expressions™ Tape and a plain, wooden chair.
We’ve taken a basic chair and transformed it to create two distinctly different looks using just Scotch™ Expressions™ Tape. This project takes a black chair and infuses some personality by using polka dots; taking it from ordinary to amazing in a few easy steps!
Stay tuned for the second installment to see what we do with the same chair in white!
The Scotch® Brand Team
SKILL LEVEL: Easy
TIME NEEDED: Approximately I hour
Scotch® Brand Supplies:
- Scotch™ Expressions™ Masking Tape, Mint Mosaic
- Scotch™ Expressions™ Masking Tape, Mint Green
- Scotch™ Designer Multi-Purpose 8” Scissors, Zebra
- Wax paper
- Circle punch
Plan and prep. Choose your colour scheme and your product. If you would like to replicate the design we have featured in this project, simply refer to list above. This tutorial will assume you’ve selected these items.
Create your polka dots. This process can be used for any project, because it basically lets you create your own custom stickers using Scotch Expressions™ Tape colors and patterns! For this project simply apply the Scotch™ Expressions™ Masking Tape in Mint Green and Mint Mosaic to a sheet of wax paper. Use your scissors to trim each strip into individual strips.
Circle punch. Take each strip and use your circle punch to cut out the circular shape.
Polka dots. You have now created polka dot stickers! To apply simply remove the wax paper from the back of the tape and place on your chair
Create the pattern. For this design we kept the polka dots clustered closely together on the upper left of the chair. By gradually placing the circles further and further apart as you move down and across the chair you create this exploding, or bursting effect.
EXPERT TIP: By applying wax paper to the back of the masking tape before using the circle punch you keep the tape from sticking and tearing as you punch the shapes.
Looking for some more project details? Feel free to follow our good friend Allison Cooper of Love Nest Design she has more tips to help you out.