Monday, May 19, 2014

Washi Tape overload

So a bit over a year ago, I got turned onto washi tape. It is like masking tape, inspired by a Japanese trend with pretty colors and graphics. It is easy to use and just transparent enough (sometimes) to add an extra dimension.

So I bought some. And my friend Mindy showed me how to "store" my wash on a rope to hang. They can be used as jewelry at crops too. ;) Ok, maybe that's just us. Here is a page of Mindy wearing her washi that Rebecca scrapbooked. I love the idea so I had to make my own "necklace" of washi.

Well I'm a practical gal. If I have something, I want to use it so went exploring on ways to play with Washi on scrapbook pages. Here are ideas I found and what I created with it.

Arrows (along bottom of page)

Diecut - lay strips of washi on flat paper and die cut into shape like my hearts here

Flower -I made the page but Mindy (photographed above) made the washi flower as a gift to me

folded washi strip

Little flags (on toothpicks). Could use as a flag on a paperclip too. 

Layered corner embellishment strips
Layered corner embellishment strips again, this time mixed with strips of paper

Clean strips

Layered, messy strips

Photo corners

Ruffle (fold and pleat)

Journal strips

Create own background

Little tears as accents here and there

"Tape" or secure pictures to page

Frame the page

or frame a photo

or frame a row of photos to give that film strip look

torn, multi-strip border -use a variety of small torn pieces around border of page. Either all the way around like the colorful page or just in places in the light green Spring Hike page below

Create separation

12" border across entire page

Create a banner (more time consuming then I thought)

And so many more ideas I have yet to try:
Make rays with washi
cover brads
use washi strips UNDER a die cut for inverse look
use strips to create a Christmas tree or bday/wedding cake
Anchor photos to the page along a strip of washi

Now get out your WASHI and be inspired!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome, look at you go with the washi ideas!