This post was first published on my old blog in 2012.
Who doesn’t love washi tape, right?! I LOVE using washi for everything possible – gift wrap, art journaling, embellishment, well… everything! I love how thin and matte and transparent it is, so that when I tape it down on some other piece of paper, it shows through and creates a layered look.
In this mini-album I made years ago (this baby is already nine!!), I used washi tape as embellishment:
So I began thinking about making my own washi tape, and I wanted this matte, transparent tape, which I found… In the pharmacy! Medical tape is exactly that – thin, transparent, paper tape. In this mini-tutorial, I’ll show you how to make your own tape. All you need is:
Medical paper tape
Rub-on stickers (I love these)
Choose your rub-on, and cut it to size.
Cut your piece of medical tape (I love tearing, instead of using scissors, it makes it more interesting!). Stick your tape down on your work surface, rub the stickers on, and voila!
You just made your own, personalized washi tape! 🙂
I love using rub-ons, because I have so many left over from my scrapbooking days, but you could also stamp the medical tape-
Paint, draw, print on it, or just use it as-is, for its subtle texture. This is another piece I made with rub-ons.
Washi is great for scrapbooking, making cards, wrapping gifts, writing on, and taping to your walls. I have a pinterest board dedicated to all the uses of washi, check it out right here.
Do you use washi as much? what do you do with it? Leave me a comment down below!