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See How “Ms. Figgie Paper” Creates Charming Envelopes with Pro Artist Tape

Elizabeth Figgie a.k.a. “Ms Figgie Paper” is a maker of chic, one-of-a-kind envelopes using recycled papers and Pro® Artist Tape (and a long-time follower of Pro Tapes®)! Today we’ll find out what inspires her to create her fine paper crafts and how she learned about Pro® Artist Tape.

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Tape for Motor Skills in the Pre-k Classroom

7 Reasons Tape Is Perfect for Developing Children’s Motor Skills in the Pre-K Classroom

You may ask, how could tape of all things help young Pre-K students (ages 2 to 5) with developing fine motor skills? Believe it or not, the amazing properties of tape (color, cleanliness, move-ability) make it the perfect tool for developing young children’s gross and fine motor skills!

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Pro® Sheen: What Can I Do With It?

Pro® Sheen is a premium grade thin metalized polyester film tape with a long lasting acrylic adhesive.  At 24lbs per inch, it has extremely high tensile strength. The metalized film provides the advantages of metal tape without the heavy weight. It reflects light and heat.  It also provides amazing abrasion resistance. Although it’s very thin, it’s easy to work with. Pro® Sheen is available in 6 vibrant mirror-like colors:  silver, gold, black, red, green, and blue.

Pro® Sheen is a premium grade thin metalized polyester film tape with a long lasting acrylic adhesive.

Pro® Sheen can be used as decorative trim on notebooks, photo albums, journals, planners, books, magazines, file holders, poster boards, signs, banners, greeting cards, picture frames, favor bags, can add a personal touch to hula hoops, table-top tea lights, advertising displays, color code shelves, add elegance to your scrapbooks and other paper crafts.  Pro® Sheen can be used to add bling to party decorations and create pizazz to your flower pots and other floral arrangements.  You can make artwork more glamorous by including Pro Sheen.

You can make artwork more glamorous by including Pro® Sheen.

Pro® Sheen can add an impressive and eye-catching elegant finish to any piece. It can be cut and manipulated to do its job so have fun with your abstract art by incorporating colorful shinny tape lines or angular tape designs. Kids will love creating glistening color schemes in their arts and crafts projects.  Avoid using metallic paint and use Pro® Sheen instead as a safer alternative. Pro® Sheen is great for home décor – you can create a fabulous light switch cover, give life to an old desk or table. Use Pro® Sheen along with Artist Tape, Pro Gaff®, and Pro® 46 Colored Masking Tape for your art installations.
Pro® Sheen can add an impressive and eye-catching elegant finish to any piece


Photos of Pro® Sheen being produced

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How to think outside the box when approaching a mixed media art piece

What is mixed media? Where do I find my inspiration? How did all the layers of tape happen?

I stretched a 36×40 canvas and stared at its blank white surface for over a year. I had the vision of an abstracted antique airplane for my son’s room. There was just one problem however, I didn’t know anything about airplanes. I took out some reference books from my local library and dug up some of my husbands’ old airplane books but that wasn’t enough. Researching, learning and building a story is what’s great about the process of art. While doing my research, I was really drawn to the vintage looking green, navy, and copper colors of the old propeller planes. It wasn’t until a visit to a local antique store that I really started to see my vision come to life. When I found some very old LIFE® magazines along with some other older books, I began to read through the stories and text about pilots, aircrafts, war and Americana.
I had the vision of an abstracted antique airplane for my son’s room.

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4 Key Factors to Consider When Determining the Suitability of a Tape Product for the Application

It doesn’t matter if you’re a novice to the tape industry, been entering or processing orders for some time or an experienced veteran selling adhesives for years; there’s always more to learn about the applications in which tape is being used. The Pro Tapes® Solutions Team is here to assist you through the process of selecting the right tape product for your adhesive needs. Time, temperature, conditions and surface are four factors to consider when determining the suitability of a tape product for the application. Continue reading

How to Upgrade Your Thanksgiving Table Setting With a Little Love, Fun and Pro Tapes®!

As of lately more and more people are taking the holidays as an opportunity to show off their creative side and show what they can do artistically with their house decorations, table decor and food presentations. I’m here today to tell you that you don’t have to be the “artsy” one to be able to execute an awesome table display for the holidays, nor do you have to break the bank to get it done either. With the following few items and techniques, decorating your table to the nines for this thanksgiving will be easy, fun and oh-so-affordable! Continue reading

Decorating your own Camping Tent: Where fun meets function

Who doesn’t love smores and good camp out with some old school shadow puppets?

To get the kids prepared for their first real campout away from home, I decided we would of course turn it into a fun art experience right in our backyard. The tent was super fun to decorate and we added a lot of safety hacks using Pro Tapes® tape products I thought were worth sharing.

Materials Used

Materials used for this project includes various Pro Gaff® and Pro Glow Gaff® products.

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Top 5 Reasons Why Pro Tapes® Prides Itself on American-Made Products

For over forty years, Pro Tapes® has provided our customers with high-quality products that are proudly manufactured in the U.S.A., and distributed across the globe. Far too often, you read about U.S. based manufacturers moving their production overseas to take advantage of tax loopholes, or cheap foreign labor, but outsourcing and offshoring have never been part of our strategic planning.

There are many reasons why Pro Tapes® calls the U.S.A. home, but here are the top five reasons we have chosen to stay red, white, and blue.

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