Who doesn't love washi tape? We all do! That's why we have stashes of it at home right? But how often do you want a certain pattern, color or images on your washi tape and you don't have it? After all we can't have every single washi tape on the planet. I have a solution for this problem...Create your own washi tape!
It's a much easier task than you think. All you need is a medical tape which is low tack and semi transparent that you can find it in the drug store, stamps and ink. I used Ann Butler Faux Quilting 1" Stamps and Ann Butler Crafter's Ink by Clearsnap.
I played around with the ink and stamps and here are a few easy and quick techniques for you to try:
1. Simple Pattern
Choose a pattern stamp and a color of ink and stamp repeatedly across the tape.
2. Pattern and Color
Color the tape with ink diluted with water to create a wash effect and a muted background color. Just apply some ink on a craft sheet spritz with water and dip the tape (adhesive side up) in the ink. After it's dry stamp with a pattern.
3. Double Drippage
Repeat the ink technique on item 2 but with two different colors of ink. Dip the tape in both colors creating drippage by moving the ink around.
4. Graduated Pattern
Stamp the tape with a pattern stamp but change the pressure you apply on the stamp so the image will be softer or stronger on the tape.
5. Repeated Pattern
Repeat a a small pattern on the tape to cover a larger area and create a continuous design.
Once your washi tape is ready use it in whatever project you want!
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Have fun creating!