Hello there! Francine hosting the blog this week. I will be sharing a new tutorial every day, Monday to Friday. These are just some tips and techniques that I have learned along the way. They will cover embellishments, photography, tools and stash busting. So stay tuned! First up: the ever popular washi tape.
Do you like working with washi tape? I love it, and have totally jumped on that band wagon. Along the way I have come up with a few techniques for using it on projects, and today I want to share a very quick and simple one.
Do you notice how the washi tape is cut in a straight line along the top? Usually I love the torn effect of the tape – one of the things that makes washi tape so easy to use is that you can just tear bits off the roll. But on this page I really wanted a clean cut edge for my title. Now I’ll show you how I did that!
All you will need to complete this technique is a metal ruler and a craft knife.
Step 2. Place a metal ruler along the side that you want to be straight. I like to line the top of the ruler up with the top edge of the background. This ensures that you get a pretty straight line.
Now hold the ruler down with one hand and lightly draw the craft knife through the tape, using the ruler edge as a guide. The tape is very thin, so you only need to use a light hand, and you will cut through the tape without cutting through the background support.
If you look closely in the photo above you can see the line I cut through the tape. Now very carefully pull the extra pieces off.
What do you think? Is this something you can use? Do you have any washi tape tips to share?