Seriously, I didn't expect to, I was like, uh, so it's tape......and adhesive dots.....what's the big deal. I like tape, mind you, I tend to collect a lot of different kinds. This is a double sided tape and I expected it would be like a multitude of others I have tried through the years. Uh.....not so!
I used it with pigments and powders, Primary Elements Artist Pigments by LuminArte. They are really gorgeous colors and I sprinkled a little bit of powder on a deli sheet and used one side of the tape to pick it up. When you peel the back side of the tape off, you can do it carefully and the tape will easily stay in a straight line. I was playing (of course!) and pulled it off really quickly and the tape is so thin it corkscrewed up into a completely cool shape which I then taped to my art. Once it is down on the art, you can then manipulate the tape with your finger into shapes. I am not kidding! It is really cool. And since its tape, it, well, sticks.
Another use for the tape - this is in my new book, Stencil Girl, you can make your own painted tapes. Just stencil and paint whatever you want, deli sheets are great for this, then stick the tape on the BACK side of the painted area. Use a paper cutter to carefully cut the tape out and when you are ready to use it, just peel off the backing paper. Easy! You still need to buy the book though. Just sayin'
Anyway, back to Xyron.
The Adhesive dots also were great with the powders. I dipped them into the powder and then used tweezers to peel the dot off its backing and place it on my art. They hold their shape nicely. Very fun I have to say. I bet you could make a pile of them or organize them into different configurations.
Cause you know I never met a circle I didn't like. I imagine an entire piece of art with little adhesive dots on it, but perhaps that's just me......
And finally, here is my final piece. Party on!