I love scallop patterned things. I guess I didn't realize how much until this most recent project – these cork boards decorated with scalloped patterned FrogTape® Shape Tape™. Did you know there was such a thing? Yep. You can get painter's tape in patterns, and that is exactly what Shape Tape™ is. When presented with the challenge of using it for home decor, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I have a plain section of my wall that I recently removed a picture from that needed a use . . . and a mini corkboard set was perfect. And of course, because I'm a Mod Podger, I added some Mod Podged thumbtacks.
Here's a close up of the scalloped pattern and thumbtacks. I think the thing that most impressed me about the Shape Tape™ was the crisp edge that it maintained while using the paint. This is because of patented PaintBlock® Technology, a super absorbent polymer that reacts with the water in paint and instantly gels to form a micro-barrier that seals the edges of the tape, which helps prevent paint bleed. Amazing, huh? And it really worked! Here's how I decorated a corkboard and made the thumbtacks.
Gather These Supplies
- Corkboard – I used 12 x 12″ tiles I got from the craft store
- FrogTape® Shape Tape™ – Scallop
- Acrylic paint – navy and gray
- Mod Podge Matte
- Scrapbook paper – you just need a small sheet or scrap
- Scallop punch – 1″
- Wood circles – 1″
- Craft glue
Grab your corkboard and Shape Tape™. I used corkboard 12 x 12″ tiles from the craft store with little adhesive squares that you add to the back to attach them to the wall. Make sure that the tiles are thick enough to accommodate the thumbtacks and don't poke into the wall.
I laid out the Shape Tape™ to see how I wanted to organize it. At first I thought I'd use six strips across, but then I went for four. It's really up to you. AND you can measure if you like – I just eyeball things and it seems to work out.
Use craft glue to attach the thumbtacks to your wood circles. Let them dry.
I hung the finished corkboards with the adhesive squares that came with the tiles. Then I got busy pinning things up on them. What do you think? I think that Shape Tape™ is completely amazing. Follow Frog Tape® on Twitter to get more information!
Disclosure: This post brought to you by FrogTape brand painter’s tape. All opinions are 100% mine.