DIY Washi Paper Tape {video} & “Best Day” winner!

OK, First, the moment you have been waiting for (drumroll please…) Congrats to Carmen L who won the “Best Day” stamp set from About Art Accents! Woohoo! Carmen, I will email you for your address and I’ll pop that in the mail for you tomorrow.

Speaking of About Art Accents I just got a sampler of beautiful Washi paper from them and let me tell you it would be a crime to cover any portion of that patterned goodness under a layer on a card so I used my Xyron to apply adhesive to the paper then cut it into tape sized strips and used it on this card:


This is a votive screen. You place an electric tea light (or safely contained jar votive-we’ve got paper and yarn here, it is a wee bit flammable!) behind the screen and it glows through the vellum panels. Here you can see it with the lights off. The lucky neko cat is from About Art Accents too! It is from this really cute set of kokeshi dolls.


I turned almost every pattern I had into washi paper tape, it is so rich in color and pattern:


Here is a video showing you exactly how to make it, it is very fun and addicting!

So, what do you think? If you want more ideas I have other tutorials on making your own patterned tape:

Here using sticker paper and stamps and Here using masking tape and gelatoes.

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!