Tape guns, framing supply guns, or whatever you may call them… many of my customers and readers own them. Some have painted them in with plastic sprays, stamped them, or decorated their tape gun to make it their own.
This Tape Gun Easel project was inspired by one in an old magazine… but it has been re-designed so that it is stable, protected from adhesive residue, and featuring 4” cuts of your favorite Designer Series Papers! It also folds completely flat and is very transportable to and from crop and stamping events!
Supplies and Cutting Directions for Today’s Tape Gun Easel Super Saturday Tutorial:
On Board Chipboard:
- (1) 7 ¼” x 4”
- (2) 3 ¼” x 4”
- (1) ½” x 4”
Designer Series Paper:
- (1) 7 ½” x 4”
- (2) 7 ¼” x 4”
- 1”x 4”
- (2) 3 ½” x 4”
Medium Window Sheet:
- 4” x 7 ½”
Big Shot Multipurpose Sheet
- 7 ½” x 4”
Other Stamping and Paper Crafting Supplies:
- Multipurpose Adhesive
- Sanding Block
- Bone Folder
- Mat Pack
- Paper Piercing Tool
- Antique Brads or Flower Brads
Super Saturday Tutorial: Tape Gun Easel – Step by Step Instructions:
Remove one protective backing from Big Shot Multipurpose Sheet, and attach to 7 ½” x 4” DSP.
Remove second protective film from Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet, and attach Medium Window Sheet to same Designer Series Paper Piece.
Place the window sheet covered DSP shiny side down, position two 3 ¼” x 4” pieces of Chipboard (DSP UP), justifying the right edge and leaving a fat 1/8” between the two chipboard pieces. The bottom sheet will extend past the chipboard pieces at one end.
Step 4 :
Attach 7 ¼” x 4” to the left of the smaller chipboard pieces, using Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive and leaving another fat 1/8” gap.
This is what it will look like on the back:
Step 5 :
Use Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive and cover the two small, exposed chipboard layers with DSP .
Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach 1”x 4” DSP to ½” x 4” On Board Chipboard piece. Use bone folder to crease edges and glue down too. Your goal is to wrap the two long edges of the chipboard with DSP.
Attach ONE 7 ¼” x 4” DSP piece to On Board Chipboard using Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive.
Align ½” x 4” DSP wrapped chipboard at the 3” mark and attach to 7 ¼” x 4” DSP covered piece. Use a mat pack and paper piercing tool to pierce holes for Antique brads. In this sample, the 5th hole from right and left edges were pierced with a paper piercer. Be sure to pierce all the way through ALL layers.
Enlarge the holes you just made to allow the brad legs to fit through the hole. Use a Japanese paper punch or the tips of your Paper Snips to do this.
Attach the two pierced layers from Step 9, and then insert brads through all layers, flattening legs on back of uncovered chipboard.
Attach remaining sheet of 7 ¼” x 4” DSP to the remaining exposed piece of chipboard using Multipurpose Liquid Glue… this will cover the brad ‘legs’.
Your project is now complete! To make it open/close and hold it’s position, fold along the gap lines and force the crease into position with your bone folder. The Clear Window Sheet will protect the DSP from being torn or damaged by the tape as it rests on the easel!
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Hope you enjoyed today’s Tape Gun Easel Super Saturday Tutorial! See you tomorrow with a special line up created just for you!