If you’ve never heard of Washi tape before, you’re not alone! This versatile, colorful tape isn’t well-known outside the crafting community, but that doesn’t mean it’s not an excellent tool to have at your disposal. Washi tape makes it easy to add little accents and details to almost anything you make, whether you’re making presents or decorating your house. Here are some ideas of how to use washi tape that will get you started!
What Is Washi Tape?
Washi tape is a type of decorative paper that looks similar to masking tape. It was originally used for packaging and wrapping in Japan, but now it’s become a popular crafting tool because it has so many different uses. The name washi comes from the Japanese word for tape. You can print your own washi tape by using a home inkjet printer and special washi-printable adhesive sheets. You can also find preprinted designs at stores like Michaels or Hobby Lobby. All you have to do is peel off the backing, place it on the surface where you want it printed, and iron over it with a hot iron (or use an iron seal). It will stick onto anything made out of fabric or other materials that are porous like cardboard or wood. Use them as embellishments on scrapbook layouts, birthday cards, gift wrap packages and more!
The Many Uses Of Washi Tape
Washi tape is a versatile, fun, and inexpensive way to add personality to any project. It can be used as a design element or decorative accent and comes in many different colors and styles. You can even print your own washi tape for free using a printer and paper you already have at home. All you need are the tools below, some paper, scissors, and washi tape of your choice. The type of paper you use makes a big difference. We recommend starting out with something like copy paper since it’s sturdy enough to hold up to printing and easy to cut through cleanly. The lower quality the paper, the more layers will be needed in order for it to work well. A higher quality option would be cardstock that cuts easily through one layer but also doesn’t warp too much when printed on. For printing on fabric we recommend using Polyester Fabric Paint – this will give it an extra bit of stiffness that regular fabric paint lacks so it won’t lose its shape or stretch too much when wrapped around things like pens, pencils, hair ties etc…
How To Use Washi Tape?
Washi tape is a versatile and fun way to add flair to your art, crafts, and everyday life. You can use it as a border on a card, create art on the fly by taping off an area of paper, or use it to make your own washi tape design. The possibilities are endless! If you’re feeling creative and want to print your own washi tape designs, all you need are some supplies heavy duty scissors, adhesive (I recommend using double-sided tape), scrapbooking paper or notebook pages, pencils in different colors, and pens. First start by drawing your design onto the page with pencil; then cut out each individual shape from the page so that you have a template for cutting them out later. Next put down one piece of adhesive onto one side of each shape; then stick that side down to another piece of scrapbooking paper or notebook pages on top of which you’ve drawn your design again – this time with pen. Carefully remove the pieces of paper so that only the shape is left. Now peel up both sides of the adhesive and apply pressure while smoothing out any wrinkles until it’s firmly stuck on both sides of your page or other surface. After you’ve peeled off the scraps left over, carefully trim around each edge with scissors if necessary and voila: You have yourself a batch of custom-made washi tapes perfect for any project!
Decorating With Washi Tape
Washi tape is a Japanese paper tape that can be used for decoration and craft projects. They come in a variety of colors, patterns, and designs. One of the best things about washi tape is that it can be easily removed or repositioned without leaving any residue or marks on your surface. This makes it perfect for decorating, gift wrapping, scrapbooking and many other craft projects. And because you are able to create amazing embellishments without gluing anything down, washi tape is also ideal for creating kids’ crafts. Kids love using this type of adhesive because it’s easy to use and looks great too!
You can find this versatile tape at office supply stores, drug stores or even some grocery stores like Target. It comes in handy rolls as well as sheets which are easy to cut into smaller pieces to make crafting simpler.
The key to success when working with Washi Tape? Use clean hands so the adhesive will work best and apply a little bit at a time so you don’t end up overdoing it.
Tips and Tricks for Using Washi Tape
* Try using washi tape for fun and creative ways to wrap gifts. * Cut out shapes from the washi tape and stick them on your notebook or planner to jazz it up. You can also use washi tape as a bookmark, too! * Use washi tape to make an embellished frame for your favorite photo by cutting shapes from the tape and sticking them on top of the frame. There are so many different things you can do with washi tape – try some new things today! In addition to being great for scrapbooking and home decorating projects, here are a few more great uses for washi tape: * Make cards using washi tape- there are tons of adorable card templates online that will help you get started. * Create custom business cards with colors from your logo that match your brand! * Create envelope seals in any color combination by overlapping two strips of washi tape in an alternating pattern across the flap edge.