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Sunday, 15 February 2015

Getting Washi with it.....Journal HeART 15 week 7

Hello and evening all!!!

Apologies this week's post is late but better late than never eh!!

As you have probably noticed I use lots of Washi tape on my pages and although it is a beautiful addition it can be an expensive addition....or not....

It can be used for tonnes of things not just our art journals.....check this out for just some crafty ideas with tape

Traditionally Washi Tape is typically made from natural fibers, such as bamboo or hemp, but most commonly from the bark of trees that are native to Japan — the mulberry, the mitsumata shrub or the gampi tree....but as I say it can be pricey so today I want you to have a crack at making your own

I tend to make it as I go but you could premake some and store it on greaseproof papers.

What I did this week was make a masterboard of home made washi tapes...

Masterboard to me is just an A4 sheet full of designs which I can chop up and use in lots of diff projects. Always handy to have around for last minute cards of a quick canvas.

So to make my own Washi on this one I used Acrylic paints and Archival ink with stencils and stamps on different widths of cheap masking tapes. In this project I kept them neat but you could tear into lots of strips and go crazy in all diff directions :-)

You can use dimensional pastes through stencils too,  if you want but keep them fairly lightweight. I also laid scotch tape across old bookpages which neatly lifts the print - so simple but so cool.

Why not try dusting off your gelli plate too.....check this out :-)

If you want you can keep it simple and dig out your journalling pens and just doodle on to some scotch/masking really is easy and so much fun!!

Once all my tapes were paid down I added some additional stencil layers and then I got chopping up......

to create my finished page.

So this week have a toots around the internet and create yourself some Washi lurve :-) You can always add to some Washi tape in your stash to for a bit of variety.

It's a great way to customise for a specific project! 

Crafty cheer for now and happy journalling!!





  1. Thanks for blogg and help in how and what to do Joy x

  2. Fantastic, love the link to making your own washi tape on the gelli print xx

  3. Great blog Rae and now to post mine.....

  4. this is awesome Rae - love it xx

  5. this is fab, love the colours x

  6. Very funky! Creative Blessings, Tracy x