DIY Aztec Clipboard
Hi, I’m back again with another washi tape craft to share. Today I have a super cute Aztec inspired clipboard. I painted a mini clipboard. Then I used this foil washi tape and my silhouette cutting machine to embellish with this triangle pattern I created. Members of my email list can download the free cut file on my freebies page.
Here is what it looks like finished.
I created the triangle pattern in Illustrator and then set up a cut file (by the way, subscribe to my e-mail list and get the file for free). The trick for cutting washi tape with the silhouette cutting machine is to properly register the design on the tape. Here’s the method I used.
I printed the design with the registration marks using silhouette studio software. Then I cut a rectangle around the design part.
Then, I lifted the cutting mat and placed the printed design below the clear mat. This allowed me to lay strips of washi tape where the triangles would not overlap the edges of the tape. Although washi tape is repositionable on many surfaces, it pulls up paper fibers and is not easy to remove from copy paper. I also tried cardstock, but after running through the Silhouette cutting machine it was difficult to remove the tape from card stock.
Placing the individual triangles takes some patience.
For the final step, I coated the surface with clear Mod Podge to help prevent the edges from peeling. I also used some of the remnants to decorate my grocery list (join my email list a get the printable grocery list shown below).
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