Awesome Washi Fake Out Stamping!

Attention Washi Tape Hoarders! Ahh, that got your attention didn’t it? I have a couple rolls of washi tape but I never seem to use it, either it is too nice to use, or it does not match my project or I forget I have it. Well, no more excuses because today I have a way for you to get the look of washi tape on your project without using or making tape! It is a masking trick and I will show you how to make the masks and use it and it is practically free! Nice huh? check out my faux washi card, nothing by cardstock and ink baby!

DCF 1.0

Watch the video to see how:

I like this better than the fake washi stamps I was wanting. I love it when I can get the look of something I want with what I already have, don’t you? Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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35 Responses

  1. This technique is amazing, as it does look like true washi tape.

  2. This was great. I will certainly try it. I have been making my own inexpensive washi tape by stamping on the paper tape found in the bandage section of the dollar store. I tear off strips, and stick them on my Teflon matt while I go to town with lots of my small stamps.

  3. Thank you for sharing this tut Lindsay! I don’t have much Washi, it is sooo expensive here, I didn’t want to buy stamps just for that and I’ve been wondering about a frugal way of creating it – I don’t need to work it out now! Happy New Year xx

  4. BRILLIANT!!!!! I’m doing this right now! Thanks Lindsay!

  5. These examples are just gorgeous and look real. Awesome.

  6. OMG what a wonderful idea. I know what I will be doing this weekend. I have been making my own with tissue paper and dbl sided tape. Has worked out great so far. Your way looks so much easier though. I have a lot of b-days coming up and these would make great b-day cards. Thanks so much for all the crafting ideas.
    You so rock Lindsay.

  7. I’m the same way – hording my washi tape! I will definitely try your method – brilliant!

  8. Such a cool technique! TFS!

  9. Thanks Lindsay, this is a fantastic idea! You can also use the “paper tape” from the dollar store to make washi tape for cards or items that don’t need to be photo safe.

  10. Did you use regular cardstock for the washi tape?


    • it is just ink, it is a masking trick, watch the video you will see:) Make the template and just stamp on any paper for the LOOK of tape:)

  11. Hi there, I love the way your brain works! what a brilliant idea and this is great for all those man cards! Thank you for sharing.

  12. Lindsay, my first reaction was “Oh, my gosh! You have got to be kidding me!!!” …that technique is more fun than the real washi and unlimited in possibilities! Gorgeous and amazing…thank you so much for the inspiration!

  13. Oh I love this. I’ve never bought any Washi tape coz I just didn’t get it. I get this! Awesome.
    Beryl xx

  14. Great and easy idea Lindsay. I just bought 10 rolls of washi tape, but
    got them for .99 each so not so bad. When I run out Ill use this method instead.

  15. You’re a genius!!! A genius, I tell you!!!

  16. Wow! I am thinking I need to get some of that spray and try this. Thank you! :)

  17. GENIUS! And Thank You!

  18. Great demo must try this your so clever….from the UK

  19. How FANTASTIC!!!! You are a creative genius. I have some washi tape I bought, like so many other things, just because. They are hideous colors and patterns. Now I can make my own and use those for something else. GREAT idea.

  20. hi!! I really love the washi tape idea. I’m only 12, but I like to have something to keep me busy. I really love to crochet ,( I even make hats for my 3 cats sometimes, as odd as it sounds) so when my grandmother saw your instructions on how to make the Katniss ( BEST SERIES EVER!)cowl, I tried it , but I got a little tired and I ran out out of yarn, so I improvised and made a short scaft that buttons around your neck, and it’s really warm. I used 2 different yarns at the same time to make it extra warm. I really enjoy getting the daily email, and i love the ideas you come up with. Thank You.

    - Jessi Krams. Save Our Oceans, Love Our Turtles. On Dec 30, 2013, at 04:52 PM, Thefrugalcrafters Weblog wrote

  21. so awesome!!!!! :) i love this idea

  22. Now that is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO clever! I made my own Washi Tape by stamping on plain tape and it was much more involved!!!! TFS Lindsay!

  23. What a awesome tip. will have to make a templete and try it. Thank you so much .Happy New year to you and your family.

  24. What a great idea Lindsay! So simple but a huge WOW factor. Keep the ideas coming. Love watching your videos! From Western Australia.

  25. amazing!!!
    thank you for sharing ♥

    what’s color do you use for the shadow?

  26. Lindsay, I haven’t tried Washi tape yet, because is is expensive, So I will certainly try your super great idea!!!!! Love your videos!!!!

  27. wonderful idea! Have you tried just scraps and strips of paper, tearing the edge and just gluing the paper or cardstock on?… after stamping of course!

  28. Brilliant Lindsay! Love this.

  29. This has to be my favorite stamping/crating tutorial yet! What a brilliant technique and lovely results! Thank you so much for sharing, now to break out my stamps!!

  30. Love them !
    I have a thousand of washi tape and never use them cause I don’t know how but now I do your technique !!
    Bravo !!

  31. Awesome! The best fake washi idea I’ve seen. Thanks so much.

  32. Love it!!!

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