I've used it as trim, on binding, to create metal embellishments, to back paper piecings to make them bendable, to run through embossing folders, etc., but I love, love, love this technique!
For a video tutorial go check out her you tube channel, but it's so easy. I simply stuck down chipboard letters to a mini composition book, added some drywall tape bits, some chipboard gears and then started piecing the plumbers tape on top. When it was totally covered I embossed (using the end of a paint brush because I couldn't find my embossing tool) to make the chipboard and drywall tape pop. I then used a couple different tools to add texture, a coat of black paint wiped off, and a bit of gold rub here and there to finish it off. That's it; that's all there is to it.
Now go give it a try!
Make today count ~