It’s a very easy way to make your own washi tapes in different colors and patterns and then to use your new tapes for any kind of crafty project.
This is my own version of faux washi tape, made with medical paper tape you can buy in every drugstore for a very low cost. So buy one and you can make your washi in no time!
1.Adhere 6 long strips of paper tape over some non sticky surface: I used the original one, but any smooth plastic works. Adhere your tapes with spaces: we are going to color them with inks and we don’t want to combine colors this time. So make like 1/2” gap between each tape over the surface.
2. Color each strip with different Ann Butler’s Crafter’s ink, using a make – up sponge or any other tool you own.
Let the ink dry a lot! I didn’t want to dry it with a heat gun as I was not sure about the result for the backside delicate tape adhesive.
3.Now re- arrange your dry painted strips close one to another as we are going to stamp over them with one single stamp. I did this over a vellum as I wanted the ” washi” remain transluscent.
Pick any 2” stamp pattern you like and use it to make 2 different colored tapes with the same pattern. Use any black permanent ink you own.
Now I just made this sample card with diagonal cutting of my stamped faux tapes over dry embossed background. Then I inked both inner panel and the background card with Aquamarine ink and added some small embellishments. The circled sentiment is a double die cut and I inked it a bit around
Now it’s your turn! Make your own tapes and play with Ann’s fabulous stamps and inks to make more patterns and more finished projects
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