I am such a huge fan of worn, distressed pieces. I was so excited when the girls here at The Wood Connection were playing with some making tape and discovered this new technique that we are starting to use on some of our items. So I’m here to show a tutorial for how fun and easy it is.
I used this technique on our new Stacking LOVE Letter Set and it turned out so awesome! I painted the sides and back of the letters with Delta Tompte Red paint and covered the front with Delta White paint.
I let the coat of white dry for 5 minutes before applying a medium coat of Delta Tompte Red. I waited another 5 minutes and applied a second coat of Tompte again.
I waited another 5 minutes and brought in my blow dryer… Yup, my blow dryer. I heated up the front of the letter for 20-30 seconds and then applied a strip of duct tape. You heard me, I just used duct tape and my blower dryer in crafting. Haha! Press the tape onto the letter really well. I used a vinyl applicator to help get it on there really well and then just yank it off. It helps to do stripes of tape one at a time instead of covering the whole thing at once,
Once I was done I sealed the letters with an acrylic sealer to help protect them and make them last longer. I am in love with how they turned out! I think I might keep them up all year. See more of our Valentine’s Day crafts on our website.