Iron Craft ’16 Challenge 23 – Washi Tape Deer

So, for this Iron Craft challenge we were to make something for the holidays. It could be a decoration or a gift. I did make two Christmas stockings for charity during that time, but I also decided to make an ornament.

Matt and I saw an ornament a L.L. Bean that looked like a dear with its body wrapped in strips of plaid fabric. I thought it was cute and Matt said, “You could make that and use washi tape instead of fabric.” So of course, I had to try it.
Iron Craft '16 Challenge 23 - Washi Tape Deer
Yeah, it is ok, but I’m not thrilled with the results. I like the idea of the deer in plaid long johns, but the tape just doesn’t look smooth enough to me. Maybe a coat of some sort of sealer will help.

If you are interested in giving something similar a try, it certainly wasn’t hard or time consuming.
Iron Craft '16 Challenge 23 - Washi Tape Deer
I picked up the plastic deer and washi tape at Target. (They have holiday washi tape with the wrapping paper.) The screw eye was in my stash.
Iron Craft '16 Challenge 23 - Washi Tape Deer
I started covering the deer’s legs with small pieces of tape, just enough to go around and overlap. I tried using on long piece and go around and up, but I got too many folds.
Iron Craft '16 Challenge 23 - Washi Tape Deer
Then I filled in the tighter spaces. Finally, I just covered the rest of the body with bigger pieces and put the screw eye in.

I do really like this washi tape and might try to cover something with a less difficult shape with it.

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4 Comments to Iron Craft ’16 Challenge 23 – Washi Tape Deer
      • Kat
      • I did use my fingernail to press it down, but the ends just don’t stick as good as I would like. Yes, tine foiled would be amazing. I should take the tape off & start over!

    • Dr Russ
    • I think it might be the actual tape. There seems to be a sheen to this tape almost like duct tape without the extra adhesive. I will take a look at it when I go to Target next time. All of my washi tape has a matte finish and makes it really easy to stretch. I do like this project and would think the tin foil would be AMAZING. I still haven’t perfect that technique but not from a lack of trying.

      • Kat
      • You might be right. This one didn’t have a lot of stretch, but oh, I loved the pattern. I did buy a snowflake version that I think is matte that I’ll have to check out. This tended to rip instead of stretch.

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