Washi Tape Tutorial by April Derrick

“Because of You” Scrapbook Layout by April Derrick

This is certainly a peaceful page with a great Washi Tape Technique (say that real fast 5 times), a little watercoloring and a great photo. April’s going to show us how she did it! keep reading….

First, your suppy list:

From Stampendous: Cling Jumbo Romantic Border & Elegant Borders Perfectly Clear Stamps Set and Cling Jumbo Iris.
Artist Tape, Journaling Pen, Watercolor Pencils, & Watercolor Markers: STAEDTLER, Black Ink: Tsukineko Versafine, White Cardstock: Bazzill, Chipboard Stars: Basically Bare, Metal Clip: Tim Holtz, Liquitex Titanium White Ink.

Washi Tape, Step One

1. Tear off several strips of STAEDTLER Artist tape and stick them down on a non-stick craft sheet.

Washi Tape Step Two

2. Color the tape strips with watercolor markers.
3. Heat them with a heat gun to dry completely.

Stamp Border Designs on Tape.

4. Apply ink to Border stamps, and stamp images directly on top of colored tape.

5. After the ink dries, you can leave as is, or spritz on some glimmer mist to add a little sparkle.
6. Simply peel the tape strips off of the non-stick craft mat and apply to a sheet of card stock.

* Technique Tip: For my project, after I stuck my tape strips on my card stock, I gently brushed over them with a wet paintbrush to release some of the watercolors and draw them down the page for a cool blending effect!

Thanks April! Everyone will enjoy making tape borders for scrapbook pages and projects. This is a very cool technique!

13 thoughts on “Washi Tape Tutorial by April Derrick

  1. I think this is wonderful!!! Saves a fortune on the branded designed ones. I’ll certainly use this. Layout is elegant in its simplicity. Thank you so much for sharing your talent.
    Celina – Waterford Ireland


  2. LOVE this!!
    I’ve also put tape on paper and ran it through the inkjet printer to print words and phrases in different fonts for custom washi too. The laser printer worked too, but the ink rubbed off if you touched it too much.


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