Thursday, January 19, 2012

One of my goals for the New Year was to try a new scrapbooking technique at least twice a month. Although I have used Washi Tape I have never made my own . . . until now.

Washi Tape (Paper Masking Tape) is a multi-purpose adhesive tape made of washi, handmade Japanese paper known for its use by artists and craftspeople. It comes is a variety of colors and patterns. In the last 12 months or so Washi tape has flooded the scrapbooking industry and many major scrapbooking companies have come out with their own versions. It can be used for gift-wrapping, book-marking, arts and crafts, and numerous other projects. It is easy to tear by hand, write on, and remove. Want to make your own?

I used ¾” masking tape.

1) Tear strips of masking tape from the roll and place them sticky side down on an old placemat.

2) Paint tape in desired color and let dry thoroughly. (I used a heat gun to speed up the process.)

3) Stamp with desired design.

I’m so pleased with the results!  This is a layout I completed using my handmade Washi Tape.

Just want to remind you:


  1. I have been eyeing up the washi tapes and thinking I needed to buy some. Thanks for the tutorial, it's so easy! Love your layout!

  2. LOVE that you created your own tape. SO FAB!!!