I received a great question today on my Art & Whimsy
“What do you do with the (washi) tape? I’m trying to think of how much tape I use in a year…maybe two feet? Is this more for scrapping?”
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.
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!
Homemade Washi Tape is easy to make even if you don’t have a gelli plate. Grab some deli paper, Scor-tape, acrylic paints, stayz-on ink and your favorite stamps and you’ll have washi tape in no time.
Adhere strips of Scor-tape to one side of your deli paper, I used 1/2″. Using a brush, lay some paint onto the other side of your deli paper. When the paint is dry, use stayz-on ink & stamp random designs 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, just peel off the paper backing from strip of “washi” & enjoy!