Homemade Washi Tape Using Your Gelli Plate

Homemade Washi Tape

Homemade Washi Tape

Homemade Washi Tape is easy and quick to make using your gelli plate, some deli paper, acrylic paints, stayz-on ink and whatever misc stamps you have on hand.

Adhere strips of scor-tape to one side of your deli paper, I used 1/2″. Brayer paint onto your gelli plate & use the other side of the deli paper to pull your print. When your print is dry, use stayz-on ink & stamps to stamp over the dried print. This will help add even more yummy texture and movement to your finished tape.

Using scissors right along the edge of the scor-tape, cut your individual strips of washi.

When ready to use, peel off the paper backing from strip of “washi” & Enjoy your new creation!


4 Comments on Homemade Washi Tape Using Your Gelli Plate

  1. Tammy
    September 27, 2014 at 4:04 pm (6 years ago)

    Hi B! Like the new blog site, but I gotta ask, what do you do with the tape? I’m trying to think of how much tape I use in a year…maybe two feet? Is this more for scraping? I also would love if you could come by my classroom sometime. I’m teaching intro to art this year and the teacher before me left lots of stamps and paints. Id like to pick your brain on what cool and relatively easy projects I can do. I only have the class for 6 wks then I get a new batch of kids. Thanks!

  2. Belen Sotelo
    September 27, 2014 at 11:54 pm (6 years ago)

    Hi Tammy! That’s a really good question. There’s actually tons of great uses for washi tape. Aside from being cute, it’s functional. I use it for scrapbooking, art journaling, happy mail, wrapping gifts, blocking time/days off in my weekly planner, making flags on the end of paperclips, decorating the base of tea lights, or just candles in general, wrapping the cords of my various electronic chargers… the list goes on and on. I’ve even seen tutorials of people using washi tape on their fingernails to mask off areas for painting intricate designs with their polish.
    I’d love to help you figure out some easy and fun art projects for your kids; I’ll give you a call.

  3. Theresa Tibbels
    November 26, 2014 at 6:02 am (6 years ago)

    HI Belen, I am new to Gelli arts and am having a blast with creating but I have a few questions. Where do I buy deli and butcher paper? If you could help me out with that simple question, I’d really appreciate it! Thanks!

  4. Belen Sotelo
    November 26, 2014 at 6:21 am (6 years ago)

    Hi Theresa, that’s great to hear you’re having fun, that’s what it’s all about! I don’t use a lot of butcher paper, but it can be bought at your local restaurant supply store, like a Smart & Final, if you have one near you or on Amazon.
    The same goes for deli paper, which I do use a lot of. I’ve purchased a couple of different brands, locally and through Amazon, and find that it is not all created equal. A couple of things to keep in mind: you’ll want to make sure that you’re buying deli paper, not waxed paper. It comes in a few different sizes, so keep the size of your gelli plate in mind when buying as well. My favorite deli paper is this one http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B006FYCODG and although it says waxed deli paper, it doesn’t feel waxed or behave as other waxed deli paper I’ve tried. A big part of the fun is experimenting, finding out what works, what your preferences are. Have tons of fun and enjoy the journey! 🙂


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