How to Make a Duct Tape Journal when you can’t find the Duct Tape and then you do…

I gathered all the materials to make my Duct Tape Journal for the swap at Mail Me Some Art and then I couldn’t find the duct tape.  No surprise with the chaos that my studio is after coming back from Art Is You and being sick for a week, I am lucky if I can find the studio at all…So, I decided to come up with a method to do it anyway and here is what I did. When I was just about done, I found the duct tape and well, you’ll get the idea…( just click on the photos to make them larger)





































































































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20 Responses to “How to Make a Duct Tape Journal when you can’t find the Duct Tape and then you do…”

  1. Dorthe October 24, 2012 at 7:23 am #

    That could have been me Corrine- my studio looks awful-ALWAYES filled with lots of stuff all over-which means taht sometimes things dissapear….
    Your journal loooks wonderful happy.

  2. Julie October 24, 2012 at 8:49 am #

    It definitely looks a fun journal. Someone should be delighted to receive it! Hoe you’re feeling much better. x

  3. Karen October 24, 2012 at 10:25 am #

    I love your packing tape/washi solution. The whole book looks wonderful.

  4. lyle baxter October 24, 2012 at 11:39 am #

    you are the queen of tape! my dad used to ask my mother if she had stock in Scott Paper Co. as she always had a large stock on hand! and the sticky tape people came in second! hope you are recovered and that the hurricane doesnt get you or us!

  5. cat @ October 24, 2012 at 1:33 pm #

    Hope you’re feeling better!!! Really cool journal–I love all those colorful pages!

  6. Lisa Graham October 24, 2012 at 1:47 pm #

    Washi tape has been a recent discovery for me…I have not used it, but I’ve seen it in other posts…colorful and fun. Your journal turned out awesome!! Glad you are feeling better. xo

  7. Joyce October 24, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

    Looks like fun! I’m inspired to do more collage.

  8. Pamela October 24, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

    Wow!!! Excellent, Corrine. I love it. Hope you are feeling all better now. Keep up the good work!

  9. Marilyn J. Rock October 24, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

    What a colorful and fun journal! Brilliant with the washi tape! This is a fun swap, too! xxoo

  10. Jessica Sporn October 24, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

    This is so bright and happy. I”m sure someone will love it. I love how you couldn’t find your duct tape til you were done. Sounds just like me. Question — How did you attach the pages inside the cover? Did you sew them through the packing tape? Hope you’re feeling better and sending hugs.

  11. Kim Mailhot October 24, 2012 at 5:09 pm #

    Yummy ! I hope you are feeling better now. It took me two weeks to get my studio back too. Feels good to be home.
    Happy Wednesday, Talented One !

  12. annie! October 24, 2012 at 8:36 pm #

    I love that you ‘made do’ with what you had…at least to begin with. It would have been hard for me to let this one go! I’m sure it will be treasured.

  13. Carlene Taylor Simmons October 25, 2012 at 1:47 am #

    And have you seen the packing tape with designs printed on it? Oh the ideas. This was such a fun journal. I’ve loved seeing all the ways you can approach it.

  14. Sarah (Saturday Sequins) October 25, 2012 at 4:24 am #

    What an awesome, fun journal! I love creative reuse, and I love packing tape for projects, too. 🙂

  15. jill eudaly October 25, 2012 at 11:38 am #

    very nice! I couldn’t find Duct tape in my studio either….

  16. sharon October 25, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

    This is sooooo FAN TAS TIC!!!!! I will have to try this, you are my go to green artist! You rock!

  17. Terrie -Creative Explorer October 25, 2012 at 7:24 pm #

    Great solution and I love the idea of using the duct tape as a closure – will have to remember that when I make one for me. The glimpse of pages sure looks enticing and whoever receives it is sure to be thrilled! I told Karen she needs to do this one again – I had a blast!

  18. Carolyn Dube October 26, 2012 at 1:15 am #

    Your journal is so much fun – duct tape or packing tape- the person who receives this will be thrilled!

  19. Suzy October 26, 2012 at 10:14 am #

    An absolute duct tape special! Hope you are getting back to your old self again!
    Thanks for the lovely comment left re. my newest collages plus those of Shane!

  20. Denni October 26, 2012 at 12:38 pm #

    Hi Corrine,
    Sorry to hear you were sick for a whole week, uuugh! I hope you’ve returned to full recovery. I love these beautiful and colorful journals. The wasabi tape is so pretty makes me want to go get some now. I never have used it. I have used the colorful duct tape which comes in such great colors now(not my father’s old silver duct tape).

    I’m afraid that the art supplies here are always in need of organization. I just don’t work very neatly. It seems to be a block that I can never change no matter how hard I try. I usually take a few hours every couple of weeks to reorganize it and then it eventually goes back to chaos. I don’t think this will change, I guess I’ll just have to accept that this is my work style.

    Hope you have a great weekend!

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