Saturday, November 01, 2008

Packing Tape Bag

With the help of DH, I finally finished the packing tape bag I started during my failed art retreat when I got so sick. This project is from the book Kaleidoscope by Suzanne Simanaitis. It's found on page 104.

Overall, I'd say the effort required is NOT worth the result. I invested about 4-5 hours in this little project, and dealing with the packing tape was extremely frustrating. Next time I think I'd try clear contact paper instead. But the bag IS pretty cool.

The thing that really held me up was the handles. I wanted to use clear plastic tubing with ribbon inside, but couldn't figure out how to attach them. Enter DH with his cool little pop-rivet tool! Evidently these rivets are used mostly for sheet metal, and Mark has used them for attaching things to his kayak. But they worked pretty well here and I'll definitely call on him again to use these nifty little guys on purse handles!


Zeborah Loray said...

Turned out great!
I, too, think contact paper would make it a LOT easier. LOL

I think my hubby has one of those tools. I know he has that type of rivet thingy on his sit on top surf board and probably on the kayaks too. So is he doesn't have the tool he should get one. LOL

Nona Parry said...

Gorgeous! What part is packing tape? Are the playing cards real cards? Are you gonna post a tutorial? Huh, huh, are ya?

peggy gatto said...

What fun to see!!!! It doesn't look easy to do, but looks very well made !