Friday, February 6, 2015

DIY - Washi Tape

Hi Lynn here with you today.

Last month I kicked the tires on making your own enamel dots.
I loved doing that and decided that maybe I'd
test drive making your own washi tape.
Again - there are a bunch of tutorials out there and I thought I'd narrow it down.

You'll need parchment paper and I used a 1 inch roll of masking tape.
I did  pick out some paints and stamps and then decided to change things up a bit.
 Lay out strips on your parchment paper - which allows you to remove
the finished product without losing the sticky.
 I used a craft smart mustard yellow enamel paint and slapped it on the tape end-to-end.
 The next I wanted to try a Ranger dauber - green - but all it says on the label is earthtones.
 I also tried an ink pad - that has chalk in it.
  It does take the chalk ink a bit longer to dry.
 And depending how much color you want you have to dab a few extra times.
 Since there was a lot going on I decided that StazOn ink would be best.
 I'm not the greatest stamper in the world - but I really liked the outcome on each.
 I liked the swirly texture from the dauber and used another chalk ink-Studio G 
to stamp the adorable "prima looking" flower stamp from Studio G.
 So far so good.
 Went back to StazOn because I wasn't sure of chalk ink on chalk in.
And the stamp is from Creative Cafe. A total blast from the past.
 And wa-la used the heat gun to get them dry and left them under the lamp for good measure.
As you can see the "washi" tape lifts right up.
 I used pincher clothes pins to wrap the "washi" around.
You are good to go as long as the front and back don't meet. 
So wrap the first little bit around one of the pins.
 From there you can wrap around both pins and it won't hurt the "washi"
doing that. It pulls off rather nicely and rips off easy.
There you have it - 3 varieties of "washi" of which I used one for a page.
 The green worked out so perfect on this page.
Blending in nicely with the watercolors and embellishments.
 Used it in 3 places and love how it turned out.
 Can't see much of the flower but it works.
The finished product.
I'm not concerned about the tape per se, as I kept it from the photo.
Also I really don't get overly concerned anymore about items not acid and lingen free.
I found a scrapbook my mom made back in high school with
all the things they tell you NOT to use - and after 60 years it was practically
pristine. It was kept in a cedar lined chest for some time but,
I have been a rebel for about 12 years and never had issues with using
shall we say, non sanctioned scrapbook supplies.

Paper Studio, Kaiser Craft and Bo bunny papers.


  1. What fabulous ideas Lynn! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love that you are rebel! Great page and the washi turned out great!!

  3. Great idea for always having matching washi. Great job Lynne.