Wishi Washi? I think not!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

faux washi

Washi Tape is growing ever more popular. It’s a quick, easy pop of color and pattern. It gives a casual vibe to your project, perfect for a modern look.

I’m just starting to jump on the washi tape bandwagon and sometimes I find myself wishing I had a particular color or pattern on hand.

Wishing for washi. Hee hee!

Recently I attended Close to My Heart’s album retreat and learned a new technique to create a faux washi tape look. As a stamper, I have every ink color in the rainbow, and tons of patterned stamps. Here’s a quick and easy way to add the trendy look of washi tape using your own stamps and inks, without spending a cent!

The quickest method is to stamp off the edge of the paper.


By stamping off-kilter, you’ll create a more playful and haphazard design.


If you want to create a smaller piece of tape, without running off the sides of your paper, use a mask to block the unwanted portion of your stamp (below).


Here I have placed a piece of copy paper over my cardstock, leaving the right side exposed (above). This will “mask” the base cardstock from the unwanted portion of my stamp.


Ink and stamp. Remove the copy paper mask.


Ta da! Custom created washi tape, just the right pattern, just the right color!


Here are some excellent background stamps for faux washi tape technique (click to view stamp sets):

In the Background
Patterned Pennants
Universal Backgrounds
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Elizabeth said...

OMW I love this!!

Katy said...

LOVE this!!!

Wishy Washi Tape said...

We are wishy washi for washi too! Nice on the faux!

Pamela OConnor said...

Love your tutorial on this technique!

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