Washi Tape Inspiration: Pin For A Chance To Win

Washi Tape Collection

If you’re a seasoned crafter, then chances are you’ve worked with washi tape before. If you’ve just started your creative journey, then believe me, it’s only a matter of time before you’re hooked on these small, sticky crafting essentials. Due to its popularity, functionality, and aesthetic appeal, we decided to investigate and learn more about what makes this particular type of tape so appealing. Plus, we want to offer our beloved readers a chance to win their very own bundle of beautifully patterned washi tapes. Just pin your favorite washi tape design, share the link with us, and you could win! Details to enter the contest will be at the bottom of the post.

 

A Quick Washi Tape Lesson

Available in a wide range of patterns, colors, and designs, washi tape is easy to apply to most projects. Placing a few pieces of bright tape will make a mixed-media project instantly pop, while utilizing tape with a more dramatic design can add a whole new layer of depth to a collage. Best of all, this tape is surprisingly resilient. Washi tape is pretty strong (it’s very similar to masking tape) and depending on its use, it can be very long-lasting.

Washi tape originated in Japan, but because it has become so popular, it is now made all over the world. Washi comes from two Japanese words: wa, which means Japanese, and shi, which means paper — so the literal translation is “Japanese Paper.” It was originally made from the bark of native Japanese trees, such as the gampi tree, the mulberry tree, and the mitsumata shrub, but now is more commonly made from natural fibers like hemp, bamboo, wheat, or rice. As a biodegradable material, it’s a great, eco-friendly alternative to plastic tapes.

 

Colorful and Creative Washi Tape Project Ideas

Washi Tape Art Journal Books Project

The beauty of washi tapes is how easy to use they are. You can add layers and depth to nearly any project with just a strip of washi tape, and with so many colors and pattern options, it’s very easy to personalize something based on your own unique tastes. For those interested in art journaling, you know that the cover is a very important aspect of the project. In this Art Journal Books Project, a few well-placed strips of graffiti washi tape create a textured, color-blocking effect in a matter of seconds. Paired with a layers of white acrylic paint, various shaped pieces of chipboard, and a few stamps, the end result is a creative journal cover that’s sure to keep you inspired.

 

Vintage Washi Tape Box Project

Another inventive way to use washi tape is with this Vintage Washi Tape Box Project. Perfect for holding small treasures, tiny treats, or little crafting essentials, these altered paper mache boxes can be just about anything you want them to be. Depending on the occasion or event, you can select the washi tape of your choice and create stunning party favors that everyone will love.

 Create Your Own Business Cards with Washi Tape

Do you own a business? Are you a freelance crafter — a party planner, a writer, a part-time florist? The business world doesn’t always have to be black and white! Especially if you’re using patterned washi tape. This fun little DIY Business Cards Project will show you how to make beautiful personalized cards that will keep you fresh in the minds of all your current and potential clients. All you need is some card-stock, a few kraft-colored index cards, and a few strips of artfully placed washi tape.

 

Mixed-Media Love Canvases Project

Washi tape is a great accent for a home décor piece; it can be the small element that ties a whole room together. This Mixed-Media Love Canvases Project will give you a step-by-step tutorial on how to create unique and personalized wall art using a bright colors, stamps, and a few strips of patterned washi tape. The best part about this project is that it can easily be altered. Rather than using small canvases you could go with something larger or 3-dimensional and you could create your own color palette to better complement any space in your home, office, or workshop.

 

Pin Your Favorite Washi Tape:

The results are in, these are the Top-Ten most popular washi tapes that we carry. Now we want to know which tape will reign supreme!

We’re giving away a three washi tape bundle to one random winner! For your chance to win simply follow the instructions:

  1. From the images featured below “Pin” your favorite.
  2. Share a link to your newly created pin on the blog comment section below (get your link by opening your pin and copying the URL).
  3. Tell us why that particular washi tape is your favorite.

*Contest is open to US residents only, and expires June 30th, 2014.

Watch Face Washi Tape



  Washi Tape Pearl Rose Pattern

 

Pink Star Washi Tape



  Scrabble Washi Tape

 

Make and Bake Washi Tape



  Foreign Newspaper Washi Tape

 

Bird on a Wire Washi Tape



  Red and White Gingham Washi Tape

 

White and Gold Stripe Washi Tape



  Vintage Alphabet Washi Tape

 

Want to See Even More Washi Tape Options?

Washi Tape CollectionWe hope you’re brimming with new project ideas after reading our post! If you want to jump-start all your creative endeavors, visit us at The Shoppe. We have over 200 beautiful, colorful, and absolutely stunning patterned washi tapes — some available at deeply discounted prices. Explore our collection and find everything you could ever need and want to supplement your mixed-media projects, art journals, and whatever else your imagination can come up with.

 

Click here to visit our washi tape collection.

 
 

Congratulations to Our Washi Tape Winner!

C. C. McQuain

 

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  1. Jacque says:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/287878601155861151/
    This was my favorite because I love clock images and it would work well with vintage, steampunk and other styles!

  2. Pattie McClimans says:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/247275835765494047/
    Here is my pin. I love your washi tapes.

  3. Kathy Bumb says:

    http://www.pinterest.com/bailey631/washi-tape/ I love this tape because I create a lot of projects that I use clocks or watches in their theme.

  4. Tisa@SeattleRetro says:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/494973815268642871/
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/494973815268642882/
    ♥ birds on washi or elsewhere–the second link is to a condolence card I made in May (hence the number 5 on it) using some colorful washi birds. But I also love roses…..! See my ‘No Ticky No Washi’ board on PInterest!

  5. B. Cre says:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/384776361886725288/
    I liked the gold of the clock pieces and the vintageness of the timepieces caught my attention as well.

  6. Ella says:

    http://www.pinterest.com/ellasedge/time-keeper-memories/
    I love the Time Washi Tape-it would be great for photos, calendar moments-everything!!!

    Did everyone else pick this one?!

  7. Lisa M says:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/403846291558847101/

    I love gingham anything; it can be “country” or “shabby chic” just a cool element in a great collage. Gingham washi tape is even better than ribbon, as I don’t have to put fray inhibitor on the cut ends!

  8. I love this design because there are bold colors and shapes but the designs go off the edge, suggesting so much more to it!

  9. Pam Joiner says:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/176062666657553296/

    Absolutely love anything with roses! This is so feminine and pretty. It can go from vintage to modern with the black and white.

  10. sandra says:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/200973202096503932/
    I am in love with watches & clocks, because time really does fly and it fits into so many collages

  11. I chose the clock washi tape as my favorite because it has a classy, yet vintage, look to it. It is very versatile.

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/156289049543519091/

    I love to use washi on my correspondence and think this would be so classy on snail mail.

  12. Ella says:

    I think the Clock Washi tape adds the magic element of importance. I took the time to think of you~

    I want all of them-lol!

  13. shirley johnson says:

    I love all Stampington’s washi! My favorite of the voting choices is the blackbird washi, http://www.pinterest.com/pin/75857574948657242/ because I love to do bird theme ATC’s, envies and journal pages. I think it would go really well with the grey linen polka dot tape! Thanks for the chance to enter to win!

  14. Jackie P says:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/135178426290341712/
    my favorite- I love all things to do with Time!

  15. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/427560558346782889/
    I love the flow of the flowers. Perfect for a black and white flower card.

  16. Leigh Ann Hofferth says:

    I pinned here:
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/215750638373328269/

    Love vintage and heritage looks

  17. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/202239839491614309/ We live in a second-floor apartment in a tree-filled Los Angeles suburb and birds are constant companions. From the wild, lime green Amazon parrots to red-hatted woodpeckers in the palm trees, we are avid watchers and listeners to what the birds add to our days. And so the birds washi is my favorite, appropriate for mail art and so much more.

    • Gabriela says:

      Hi Sue, good try! All you have to do is click the little “Pin” button under your favorite washi tape image. That will take you to a brand new browser and that’s where you copy the link from. Then you just come back to the blog and paste your link here in a comment box. Let me know if you need any assistance!

  18. Suzanne Witt says:

    I love the clock washi tape. It is so vintage looking , and the gold just accentuates the brow clocks. Gorgeous!

  19. Deborah House says:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/122863896059059063/
    I love the birds on a wire..it matches a stamp I have and I would love to do a journal page with them both on it.

  20. Laura Strack says:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/49398927137752932/
    The Rose Pattern Washi Tape is so shabby and pretty, it has to be my favorite, but I love the Birdies & Gold Stripes, too. I love adding roses on all my projects and washi tape is a wonderful way to add texture, color or just that little extra something. Thanks for the Giveaway!!

  21. Carol Mcc says:

    I pinned my favorite the pink rose washi tape.
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/113082640618255102/

  22. Atticelf says:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/230950287116295652/

    It was hard to pick a fave! I like text and thought the colors on this one were different from what you usually see on text washis. So versatile too!

  23. Ann says:

    This is one of my favorite creations using Washi Tape, http://www.pinterest.com/pin/63331938484922482/,

  24. Ann says:

    I am sorry, I read your post wrong at first. Here is the pin to my favorite tape, http://www.pinterest.com/pin/63331938484922525/, I love the shabby roses with the pink hue to the tape.

  25. Hope Malott says:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/76631631134565287/ here’s the washi tape I like the most pinned and saved to my favorite art supply folder. I like the color and pattern in this tape the most.

  26. Deborah K says:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/77405687320311579/
    It was tough but I decided on the clocks.

  27. Connie T says:

    http://stampington.com/Watch-Face-Washi-Tape has the look I like to use in Vintage mixed media projects.

  28. Kim Vinson says:

    This is perfect for the Recipe/Cookbook mini albums I like to do for family. It is also perfect for scrapbooking layouts!

  29. i chose this … it was not an easy choice but i love the distressed look ,,,, the colors and i’ve always had a thing for clocks <3

  30. Michele Cook says:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/203999058095882737/
    SO VERY HARD to choose a favorite, but I love vintage clocks, so I think I could find all sorts of uses for this one!

  31. Jane says:

    Hard to choose….but I chose this one to pin! Love birds on a wire because they are so ‘graphic’ yet ‘organic’.
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/29766047512242784/

  32. Linda Tagg says:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/92746073551641270/
    LOVE LOVE LOVE the birds Washi tape because I love birds…I collect birds…create birds…feed and watch birds!!!

    • Gabriela says:

      Hey Linda, you might enjoy My Portlandia’s Put A Bird On It! Your comment reminded me of that video. If you get a chance to see it, let me know what you think of it. :)

  33. lesley says:

    I simply adore the second washi tape, the pink with black flowers. I LOVE pink anything, and the black is a beautiful contrast.

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/103301385177747741/

  34. C.C. McQuain says:

    Washi Tape Inspiration: Matter of Time – http://pinterest.com/pin/47147127324407261/

    I primarily use washi tape to edge my journal pages. I chose this as my fave because the color and pattern will still be visible and interesting when folded over. Plus, “time” is a recurring theme in my work.

  35. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/177399672796899850/
    My favorite because of the way it can be incorporated into art journaling! Love the hand-drawn look of this!

  36. Marilyn K. says:

    I love doodles and this one is loaded with them.

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/320670435940759628/

  37. Angela McIntyre says:

    Love the ideas, and LOVE the washi tape you have shown! they are all gorgeous :D (wiping drool off) OK, here is my link: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/143059725638466535/ thanks!!

  38. Paula W. says:

    I love the simplicity of using washi tape and the availability of so many different patterns and colors. The Scribble Scrabble on caught my eye so here is my pin: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/512143788848476020/

  39. ruby t says:

    I love the blue Scribble…so different than the ones that I own.
    I pinned it here:
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/125889752058629943/

    Thanks

  40. michele s says:

    i had a very difficult time picking a favorite — i was first drawn to the clock faces but in the end the kitchenware won out: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/51087776998524524/
    i LOVE washi tape and include it on many of the things i make. thanks for the chance to win some more! xo

  41. This is my most fav – at this time. I love birds and love their singing – so I love the idea of having them “sing” everywhere they go! Thnx much :)

  42. Rebecca S says:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/16607092351177814/

    I’m a sucker for clocks, maps and newsprint! I also like the two-tone pattern, which will give you a different effect depending on how dark the background you’re adhering it to is.

  43. Yolanda says:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/80572280808555503/
    It’s just the right length for any project.

  44. Allison G says:

    Sometimes you just need Scribble to add nonsense

  45. Kara says:

    I’ve recently gotten more into nature journaling, so I love the one with the birds.
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/26317979047575999/

  46. Jessica says:

    Pinned – love the scribbly lines and can picture using it on many things.
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/14918242490839812/

  47. April M says:

    the foreign newspaper design would be awesome on a mixed media canvas!

  48. Apryllx says:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/22588435606277157/
    I love this classic design. White and gold add luster to any project. I’ll use this for journals, fat books and anything that needs a little up-scale!

  49. Beulah Bee says:

    The birdies get my vote because I can imagine so many different ways to use them!

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/341781059193988518/

  50. Amy says:

    It was hard to pick a favorite. The foreign languages one would be really versatile, and the clocks are always a favorite. The kitchen one would be really sweet in some projects. But in the end it was the birds that called to me the most:
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/177329304052933842/
    Thanks for a chance to win!

  51. Dana D. says:

    Pinned—Love them all. Had to choose so I picked this one.

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/38702878023000356/

  52. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/281404676691417622/

    I love the clocks because they go with anything and their vintage nature suits my style.

  53. Kim McM says:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/106890191131448230/
    It was a difficult decision. There were a few that I really liked, but I chose this was because I love words. I don’t think I’ve ever met a font I didn’t like, and I love the graphic look of lettering.

  54. Cynthia Jacobs says:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/173529391866880207/

    LOVE wash tape!!! I would use all of these but my fav was the clocks…can’t go wrong with that imagery on anything!

  55. Diana says:

    Love them all. But bird on the wire is very versital, in trees, as a clothes line and just way too many ways. I’m a washi tape nut,.

  56. Cindy S. says:

    I absolutely LOVE cooking, baking, and all things vintage, so I chose this tape design because it reflects some of the things I love.

  57. jan b. says:

    My choice … http://www.pinterest.com/pin/415879346813571295/
    I love a mixture of typography and when cropped it becomes even more special. This washi tape emphasizes that with good, colorful, contrast.

  58. Tammy says:

    This is my favorite because it reminds me of summer picnics.

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/82753711877923341/

  59. Beckie Holso says:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/93238654760470609/
    I love the font on this one! I often think adding a portion of an alpha strip can add interest to a mixed media piece without overwhelming it. (P.S. Thanks for the chance to win your fabulous giveaway!)

  60. Deanna says:

    Yiu have the best washi tape collection ever!

  61. It was really hard to choose, but I’d have to say the neon pink stars is my favorite! i really love neon pink right now and the stars are so cute and would make a great addition to a canvas or journal page.

  62. **Forgot to leave the link in my original comment!** http://www.pinterest.com/pin/195554808794811851/
    It was really hard to choose, but I’d have to say the neon pink stars is my favorite! i really love neon pink right now and the stars are so cute and would make a great addition to a canvas or journal page.

  63. Roberta says:

    Although I LOVE the clock image, and the more contemporary blue abstract image, this rose tape is probably my favorite because I love the vintage feel … and it’s one I haven’t seen before!

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/498070040012619788/

  64. Sue Adams says:

    This is my favorite http://www.pinterest.com/pin/157626055682816789/ because I can see using it on handmade recipe cards and handmade cook books. I love the neutral color which will coordinate with anything.

  65. Lexi Scamehorn says:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/73113193925408896/

    I love the vintage iconography of this tape with the forks and spoons- I would love to make some kitchen art with this tape!

  66. The black rose toile is my favorite because it reminds me of the amazing hat that Audrey Hepburn (as Eliza Doolittle) wore to the races in My Fair Lady. “Come on Dover, move your bloomin’ arse!”

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/60235713741001070/

  67. Jean Cross says:

    This one is my favorite. I think it would be much easier to lay down bird on a wire tape than stamp it. Very versatile.
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/277112183296878725/

  68. Randi says:

    http://stampington.com/blog/index.php/2014/06/19/washi-tape-inspiration-pin-chance-win/

    Tough choice!!! I love this washi tape as there are so many mixed media ideas running around my head and it was so pretty. Love the basic colors so I can match with added color to the tape in my project.

  69. brenda says:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/64035625926872056/

    I loved this one because it looks like I could use it on tons of pages. The design fits perfectly with my style. <3

  70. Maria Burke says:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/557461260099031566/

    They were all pretty awesome, but I picked the birds because I like the contrasting image and the bird on a line theme works so well with the medium.

  71. Laura Herrera says:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/213146994839430341/ I love the translucency of washi tape, sometimes you just need that little something extra to finish whatever you’re working on. I love old yellowed ephemera, so I chose the one with colorful typeface.

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Washi Tape Collection

If you’re a seasoned crafter, then chances are you’ve worked with washi tape before. If you’ve just started your creative journey, then believe me, it’s only a matter of time before you’re hooked on these small, sticky crafting essentials. Due to its popularity, functionality, and aesthetic appeal, we decided to investigate and learn more about what makes this particular type of tape so appealing. Plus, we want to offer our beloved readers a chance to win their very own bundle of beautifully patterned washi tapes. Just pin your favorite washi tape design, share the link with us, and you could win! Details to enter the contest will be at the bottom of the post.

 

A Quick Washi Tape Lesson

Available in a wide range of patterns, colors, and designs, washi tape is easy to apply to most projects. Placing a few pieces of bright tape will make a mixed-media project instantly pop, while utilizing tape with a more dramatic design can add a whole new layer of depth to a collage. Best of all, this tape is surprisingly resilient. Washi tape is pretty strong (it’s very similar to masking tape) and depending on its use, it can be very long-lasting.

Washi tape originated in Japan, but because it has become so popular, it is now made all over the world. Washi comes from two Japanese words: wa, which means Japanese, and shi, which means paper — so the literal translation is “Japanese Paper.” It was originally made from the bark of native Japanese trees, such as the gampi tree, the mulberry tree, and the mitsumata shrub, but now is more commonly made from natural fibers like hemp, bamboo, wheat, or rice. As a biodegradable material, it’s a great, eco-friendly alternative to plastic tapes.

 

Colorful and Creative Washi Tape Project Ideas

Washi Tape Art Journal Books Project

The beauty of washi tapes is how easy to use they are. You can add layers and depth to nearly any project with just a strip of washi tape, and with so many colors and pattern options, it’s very easy to personalize something based on your own unique tastes. For those interested in art journaling, you know that the cover is a very important aspect of the project. In this Art Journal Books Project, a few well-placed strips of graffiti washi tape create a textured, color-blocking effect in a matter of seconds. Paired with a layers of white acrylic paint, various shaped pieces of chipboard, and a few stamps, the end result is a creative journal cover that’s sure to keep you inspired.

 

Vintage Washi Tape Box Project

Another inventive way to use washi tape is with this Vintage Washi Tape Box Project. Perfect for holding small treasures, tiny treats, or little crafting essentials, these altered paper mache boxes can be just about anything you want them to be. Depending on the occasion or event, you can select the washi tape of your choice and create stunning party favors that everyone will love.

 Create Your Own Business Cards with Washi Tape

Do you own a business? Are you a freelance crafter — a party planner, a writer, a part-time florist? The business world doesn’t always have to be black and white! Especially if you’re using patterned washi tape. This fun little DIY Business Cards Project will show you how to make beautiful personalized cards that will keep you fresh in the minds of all your current and potential clients. All you need is some card-stock, a few kraft-colored index cards, and a few strips of artfully placed washi tape.

 

Mixed-Media Love Canvases Project

Washi tape is a great accent for a home décor piece; it can be the small element that ties a whole room together. This Mixed-Media Love Canvases Project will give you a step-by-step tutorial on how to create unique and personalized wall art using a bright colors, stamps, and a few strips of patterned washi tape. The best part about this project is that it can easily be altered. Rather than using small canvases you could go with something larger or 3-dimensional and you could create your own color palette to better complement any space in your home, office, or workshop.

 

Pin Your Favorite Washi Tape:

The results are in, these are the Top-Ten most popular washi tapes that we carry. Now we want to know which tape will reign supreme!

We’re giving away a three washi tape bundle to one random winner! For your chance to win simply follow the instructions:

  1. From the images featured below “Pin” your favorite.
  2. Share a link to your newly created pin on the blog comment section below (get your link by opening your pin and copying the URL).
  3. Tell us why that particular washi tape is your favorite.

*Contest is open to US residents only, and expires June 30th, 2014.

Watch Face Washi Tape



  Washi Tape Pearl Rose Pattern

 

Pink Star Washi Tape



  Scrabble Washi Tape

 

Make and Bake Washi Tape



  Foreign Newspaper Washi Tape

 

Bird on a Wire Washi Tape



  Red and White Gingham Washi Tape

 

White and Gold Stripe Washi Tape



  Vintage Alphabet Washi Tape

 

Want to See Even More Washi Tape Options?

Washi Tape CollectionWe hope you’re brimming with new project ideas after reading our post! If you want to jump-start all your creative endeavors, visit us at The Shoppe. We have over 200 beautiful, colorful, and absolutely stunning patterned washi tapes — some available at deeply discounted prices. Explore our collection and find everything you could ever need and want to supplement your mixed-media projects, art journals, and whatever else your imagination can come up with.

 

Click here to visit our washi tape collection.

 
 

Congratulations to Our Washi Tape Winner!

C. C. McQuain

 

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