I love Washi tape. There are a plethora of designs and crafters across the globe seem to be smitten by the endless possibilities. Unfortunately at a minimum of $3 a roll plus shipping to india, the cheapest washi tape in way too expensive for me. So me being me, i created mt own faux washi tape.
To create your own tape you will need
- Double sided tape ( not one with foam )
- Fancy paper
- Patience ( moderate amount )
Start by measuring the width of the tape. Place the tape on the paper and mark the width . Draw lines and cut the paper using scissors / Paper cutter or trimmer. I used a trimmer because i have one.
Lay out a length of the tape on a flat surface, such that the sticky side faces you and the other sticky side with the protective sheet is on your surface.
Start at the loose end . Place the paper on the tape, a little by little and adhere the length of the paper to the tape.
I perfered to have strips of 15-20 cms in length . If you like you may continue to keep unrolling the tape and adhering more paper.
Your tape is ready. Tear out a length, remove the protective paper and stick away.
For experimentation i started with news paper, but then tried patterned origami paper as well as security envelopes.
Hand stamped paper
I Decorated my Daily “To-Do / Project” Book.
The spine has securiety paper and the other edge has tape made from origami paper and securiety envelope tape. The middle design is a freehand Henna Designs drawn with a black sharpie.
Hope you try this. Do let me know how it goes