Hello! Kathy Martin back today for Technique Week and today is washi Wednesday. I' don't think of myself as an expert since I jumped on this bandwagon a little on the late side, but I've gained a bit of experience being on the Bella Blvd and Love My Tapes design teams and I'd like to share with you some of my favorite ways to use decorative tapes.
For most projects I take the 'a little goes a long way' approach and use just a couple strips here and there as I did on this birthday card.
There are times I go a little crazy with tape and nearly cover my entire project.
I've used washi as a guide for stitching fun designs.
How about making a tape banner?
To do this, fold pieces of tape over baker's twine, jute or craft string and cut the ends. Did you know you can die cut washi too?
The washi styles on the above card are from Love My Tapes.
You can run washi covered vellum through the Silhouette too. The tittle and banner on the above page were created that way. For the following page I made streamers with tape by folding it in half lengthwise and then wrapped it around a pencil to curl it.
Want more ideas for using washi? I created a board on Pinterest just for washi projects that you can view here. Following are a couple of my most recent pins.
Isn't this a simple and elegant way to use washi?
Instead of wrapping tea lights, how about pencils? Wouldn't this make a great teacher's gift?
Are you ready to play with some washi tape yet? I hope so! :) Come back tomorrow and we'll take a look at a few fun ways to use baker's twine on your paper craft projects.