Friday, December 9, 2011

D.I.Y. Washi Tape

Washi Tape.
Tissue Tape.
Decorative Tape.
MT Tape.
Craft Tape.

Call it what you want--it's all the same, and quickly becoming a staple in the crafting scene.

So, what is washi tape? 

The word “washi” means handmade Japanese paper. The creation of the washi tape you see today was inspired by a small group of women that visited Kamoi Kakoshi, a Japanese company that produces various adhesive masking tapes. The women requested Kamoi to create more masking tape colors after they presented artwork created by several artists using masking tape they had designed with prints and patterns. 

Thus, washi tape was born.

How do I use washi tape? 

The great thing about washi tape is its versatility. It’s a multi-purpose translucent adhesive that comes in a variety of sizes, colors, and patterns that’s easy to write on and tear by hand.

Yes, washi tape has taken over the world of scrapbooking, but the fun doesn’t stop there. Use it to create wall art, decorate candle votives and jars, greeting cards, frames, ornaments, and so much more.

The possibilities are endless.

Can I make washi tape? 

Well, we can't teach you how to make Japanese paper, but we can show you how to make a similar version using Scor-Tape. 

In this video, Joy, our Paper and Ink Diva, shows you how to make and use washi tape.

We also carry washi tape in our line of SMASH and Tim Holtz products in store.

Tim Holtz Idea-olgy Tissue Tape

Whether you choose to buy or make, you will quickly discover that you’ll want washi tape in every color, pattern, and size!

What have you created using washi tape?

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