Duck tape (or is it duct tape?) has been around since WW II and was originally olive drab in color and used to repel water from ammo cans. It is now used for dresses/wallets/you name it. They even have Frozen (like the movie) duck tape! It has been said duck tape can rule the world.
Well, perhaps that’s so but washi tape makes that world pretty. I haven’t always been a fan of washi tape but now that I started using it, I like it. Washi tape is about the same texture as masking tape. It can be cut or torn just like masking tape. It can be purchased at any hobby store, online or even the dollar store. It comes in different widths and loads of pretty patterns and colors.
So, what do you do with it?
Use it in your scrapbooks (most of it is acid free) as:
-a tab on the edge of a page
– a hinge on top of a photo (journal underneath)
– simply a decoration
-write a verse or message on it
Washi tape can be used just as you would use ribbon.
Just like duck tape evolved, so has washi tape. Buy it for your scrapbooks but also use it for:
-Christmas ornament decoration (glass and ceramic)
-gift wrap decoration
-decorate gift bags or even
-label electrical cords so you can keep them separated
Once you start, you’ll want to keep using it. It’s not only fun but it’s an easy embellishment that doesn’t cost a lot and goes a long way.
Whatever you do, let your imagination run wild and enjoy!
Please let me know if you have questions or comments.
by Debbi founder of ScrapbookingForAnyone.com
Thanks for visiting. Comments always welcome.
Washi Tape – really can do a lot when you start letting your imagination run wild.
You’re making my mind run havoc, Debbi. My creative button has just been activated.
Thank you for your creative website. I’m caught with a new hobby or should I turn it to money making machine, lol. Have a great day.
Thank you so much for visiting, Norleila. I’m so glad I pushed the right button. You’ve pushed some of MY buttons as well. LOL. I didn’t like washi tape at first but now it’s fun. Enjoy your new venture whatever you decide. Debbi