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Crafting with Washi Tape

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Hello crafty friends,
Welcome back for another installment of Nerd Academy. Today I’m sharing a few ideas for crafting with Washi Tape. If you are not familiar with washi tape the easiest way for me to describe it to you is to say it’s very similar to low tack masking tape. It’s easy to work with, rips easily off the roll and can be stuck to most surfaces. If you are wanting a more permanent bond using a liquid glue or multi medium will do the trick.
Here are a few supplies I used to create today’s projects: several rolls of patterned washi tape, fun foam, punches, metal dies, a plain notebook, cardstock, a pen holder, multi medium, baker’s twine and thickers (alphabet stickers).

project supplies


I chose to alter an old pen holder and a plain notebook with some washi. You can temporarily alter almost anything with washi tape and once your get tired of the colours you can simply peel in off and choose to recover it with your new favourite tape. I am loving the combination of turquoise and navy these days

Washi tape can be easily manipulated to take the shape of most objects so you could easily transform a large monogram letter or a picture frame for your craft room or home.

Pen holder altered with washi tape, scrapbooknerd.comNow if you have a stash of punches or metal dies you can easily produce your own custom embellishments or decorative elements for any project. I’m a list maker and I have several notebooks on the go, I had a few plain kraft coloured ones that needed a punch of colour.
I stuck strips of washi tape side by side on a scrap piece of white cardtstock and used a circle punch to create these simple two toned circles.
punched washi tape circles

I did use multi medium to attached these circles because this notebook will be handled often and I wanted a more permanent bond on the cover. I also applied a coat of matte medium to seal everything on.use multi medium for a more permanent bondI used thickers & an alligator clip to dress up the front and the clip will come in handy for keeping the note book closed when I toss it in my purse or to hold the page where I wrote my last note.washi tape circle covered notebook, scrapbooknerd.com

The last projects use some very basic supplies and shapes. I cut a heart, square & a triangle from the craft foam (pictured at the top of this post) then stuck strips of washi tape to the foam. I did find it easier when working with the heart that the washi tape was applied BEFORE I went to cut the out the heart shape.

cover foam with strips of washitrace or draw shape on the back of foam piecewashi tape covered heart card, scrapbooknerd.com

I had so much fun with the craft foam and washi tape that I made these cards too

party hat card, scrapbooknerd.com washi covered party hat card, scrapbooknerd.com

washi tape present gift card holder, scrapbooknerd.comdetail of present birthday cardI hope these ideas inspire you to use your washi tape stash and add some simple homemade touches to some of your crafty projects. Thanks for stopping by, see you next time.

The Scrapbook Nerd online store has washi tape on sale until March 28th, 2015
(click the image below to find your new favourite washi tape) Washi tape sale, scrapbooknerd.com


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