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.

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

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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).

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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.

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Ink and stamp. Remove the copy paper mask.

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

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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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4 comments:

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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