Friday, September 6, 2013

Washi Tape - It's Everywhere!

Have you noticed that washi tape is everywhere? And I don't just mean in scrapbooking! I've noticed it cropping up in lots of magazines lately, including DIY and home décor. One idea included using it for a kid's art project, allowing kids to create designs and sketches by placing washi tape on walls.

I took another of the ideas and added a little pizazz to my light switch cover.


Of course, adding it to scrapbook layouts and cards is my favorite use, and I'm having fun with a new technique that May Flaum shared in the Camp Scrap workshop. (The punched hearts on a layout I shared last month were created using this technique.)

Here's a little tutorial on creating these fun embellishments. First, place strips of washi tape on a piece of white cardstock, alternating the colors and designs.
 

Then simply use your punches to create unique and colorful embellishments.

I mounted my scalloped circles onto punched cardstock circles . . .
and then clustered a few of them together on a layout.
 
This is definitely a technique I'll be using often. How about you - have you tried anything new with washi tape lately?

9 comments:

Alison said...

What a great idea , Melissa....TFS!
Alison xx

Ellyn said...

great idea. I'm gonna do it. probably just make a bunch of embellishments & never use them, LOL you know me!

Debbie P said...

What fun ideas Melissa! Love the embellisments! tfs

Tammy said...

Love this idea! I have to admit that I haven't gotten too creative with my washi tape but it's time to think up some new ideas. I'll definitely give this idea a try! :)

Beverly said...

Love it, so simple and I would have never thought of it! TFS

Barbara Eads said...

I've made a note to try that technique, but haven't yet. Thanks for the reminder!

Karen said...

Both techniques are great ideas! I love Washi tape.

alexa said...

It is clear I really need to order some of this! That is such a neat idea ...

Becky said...

What a great idea! I shall definitely be doing this with some of my washi tape!