Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Crafting with Washi Tape

ModeS4u recently asked me if I would like to review some of their new washi tapes.  Of course  I said yes.  For one, I love crafting with the tape.  And two, I have worked with them in the past.  Last time they sent me some fabric to review, and not any fabric, Japanese fabric, the good stuff. If you've never checked out www.modes4u.com before, you should give them a visit.  Anything that you would call kawaii they have, from Re-Ment miniatures to DIY eraser making kits. Plus, they have lots of crafty things too.

Want to see what I made with the tape they sent me?  Here's a little tutorial to start with.

When I first saw the flowers & pattern tape, the print reminded me of a Cath Kidtson bag so I decided to play off that idea and make a card.  Here's what you'll need to make your own:

Flowers & pattern washi tape
Black pen
Small food & flower images cut from a magazine

Place your magazine clippings where you want the center of your bag.  Place one piece of tape on top of them.  The top of the tape will be the top of our bag.

Layer pieces of tape on top of each other until you have the bag at the length you like.  Next, cut the tape into thin strips for the bag strap.  You'll notice I placed the tape underneath the bread to give it a more three dimensional look.

*Optional - outline the bag with black pen.

In the picture above, I used two different rolls of tape, deco seals and deco letters alphabet.  The seal tape is actually wider than the traditional rolls so you get a larger image. The deco seals come with four images: key, heart clover, and treble clef. 

For the letters you get the entire alphabet.  Naturally I wanted to spell something with them but didn't want to waste any letters.  To solve this problem, I rolled out one complete alphabet and stored the extra letters on parchment paper (pictured above).

Saving the best for last, here's a look at the deco plant tape.  This also comes in a wider role with miniature vintage illustrations of botanicals, figs, leaves and fungi.  The tape is the perfect width to decorate a matchbox (pictured above).  I even lined the inside with it.  I know this print has more potential.  I'm still brainstorming ideas with this one.  If you have any suggestions, please share.


KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

I love those tapes and your project ideas! The little tote bag is so cute.

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Roxanne Nagy said...

I'm not actually that big on washi tape but the wide one with the veggies on it is right up my alley!

triza said...

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Michelle L. said...

These are all so cool! The matchbox is my favorite because it would be perfect for gifting jewelry. I love the layered elements in your card!

LimeRiot said...

Those tapes look amazing! I love washi. Thanks for the review. Definitely going to check them out.

Leah said...

I had never heard of this site, but had received similar tape from etsy sellers before and wondered about it. It's sooo adorable! Great ideas!!!

sarah said...

Ohhh! Thanks for the site recomendation! Way to many things I need to get now :)

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