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Peppy Printer

Remake a bland desktop staple into something zippy and fun.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
TIME NEEDED: 1 hour

SCOTCH® BRAND SUPPLIES

Scotch® Expressions Masking Tape »
Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape »
Scotch™ Precision Scissors »

OTHER SUPPLIES

Desktop printer
Hobby knife
Burnisher (bone folder)


The desktop printer is so always-there it's easy to overlook. Decorating it in Expressions Masking Tape* and Expressions Washi Tape* puts this workhorse front and center.


*May damage some substrates upon removal.

  • Clean and dry the printer's surface. Choose colors for a color-block design. Color-blocking keeps this project simple and the results eye-catching.


  • Cover each faceted surface of the printer with a different color of tape. Be sure to avoid any openings or working parts to maintain proper functioning.


  • Burnish and trim as you go.


  • EXPERT TIP: When color-blocking, choose colors in one family (here, greens and yellow) with a pop of a complementary color to add zip.