The versatility of decorative tape

While this video from TheSorryGirls isn’t a tutorial video strictly speaking, it still demonstrates the versatility of decorative tapes. In this video, the focus is on the japanese “Washi” tapes, but there are many other decorative tapes around, and they are truly the decorators best friend. It comes in so many colors and patterns, and can spruce up almost any object. And it doesn’t hurt that this (music) video by Danny Hamilton is very funny as well! This is strongly recommended viewing for all crafters!

How to weather surfaces like a pro

Sometimes an old scuffed up object can be just as pretty or even more so then when it was brand new. But who wants to wait several decades to get the surface to be naturally weathered? In this tutorial, Adam Savage from Mythbusters shows us and Will from Tested.com some of the techniques he uses to weather things, like this microscope case he has built. By using water, paint, sandpaper, mallets, bicycle chains and much more, he slowly tear down the surface of his case and ends up with a beautifully weathered look.