Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Faux Washi Tape

Faux Washi Tape

During the recent Stampin' Up! Regional event that I attended, they demonstrated how to make your own Washi Tape using Designer Series Paper (DSP). This is such a great technique because you can make Faux Washi Tape to match your favorite stamp sets and SU Designer Series Paper. Love that idea!!!

Faux Washi Tape Technique…
What you need:

For Faux Washi Tape Technique One:
Scotch Tape
Designer Series Paper
Decorative Scissors (optional)
Water (in bowl)

Bone Folder (not shown)

I cut mine in 4” strips.

Here's the basic technique:

1. Scotch tape on your DSP.
2. Rub with your bone folder.

3. Sponge off reverse color of DSP. (Damp sponge)

Since our SU paper is double-sided you are, basically, removing one side of the DSP. This leaves the DSP side you placed on the Scotch Tape as your Faux Washi Tape. Don’t rub too hard or you will remove all of the DSP.

Here is the sample done.....using Quatre Fancy Specialty Designer Series Paper.

You can see the Faux Washi Tape at the bottom of the card. You can cut it with Decorative Scissors for the torn look.  Faux Washi Tape: Quatre Fancy Specialty Designer Series Paper  Stamp Set: Mosaic Madness

For the Second Faux Washi Tape Technique you will need:

Low Tape Artist Tape (I use Scotch 3M) Stamp Set

Stamp the Low Tack Artist Tape with your inked stamp and use like Washi Tape.

Hope you try this fun technique. If you just try it on a small 1 inch wide strip of DSP you will see the results.....once you try it, you will be hooked. It’s easy. Very simple technique and only takes a very small piece of DSP, so I suggest that you just experiment with some retired DSP until you are satisfied with your personal results.

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Until Next Time,

Denise Foor


  1. This is SO COOL!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

  2. This is very cool! TFS! Now I need to go get some tape!

  3. So clever. It's the packing tape transfer but with scotch tape. Love it!


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