Why It Works | Washi Tape

Discussion in 'Learning Pad' started by IntenseMagic, Aug 18, 2018.

  1. IntenseMagic

    IntenseMagic I like my pillow Rock hard

    Feb 28, 2012
    Welcome to another edition of Why it Works, where we share and highlight a page from an awesome scrapper in our gallery that utilizes a really cool technique, a design trick, a photography tip, journaling ideas or any number of other things to get you scrapping outside your comfort zone. We hope to share and inspire you to try something new, revisit an old technique you may have forgotten about, or maybe just approach that blank canvas in a new way.

    So, here are some of the things you can do to be involved in this thread if you want to be.
    1. Ohhh and Ahhh over the awesome layout or project that has been highlighted and head over to the gallery and show the scrapper some love.
    2. Learn something new from the tip or tutorial. It's all about becoming better at our craft!
    3. Try the technique yourself and post it in this thread for us to see.
    4. Show off other pages from the gallery that use the technique as well. Be sure to link them so we can give them the love they deserve!
    5. Ask questions about the technique that you may have or tell us how you may do it differently. There are many ways to do these things and this thread is all about the learning!

    *note: this is not to be a critique of the page/project in any way, it's all about learning to emulate the awesome technique highlighted. Any negative comments about the highlighted page will be deleted.*

    I love washi tape and all the different ways it can be used on a page! It's such a verstile and fun little element to have in your stash!
    • You can use it on the background like a paper layer.
    • You can make a frame out of it
    • You can use it to hold down a photo, journal card, or other element
    • You can create photo corners with it
    Check out these gorgeous pages from our gallery that use it so perfectly…

    by @ajm


    by @scrappin2girls

    Shadowing washi tape can seem a little tricky, but there are some pretty simple ways make it look realistic.

    Cheryl of Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs has an awesome video that really taught me a lot!

    Peppermint of One LIttle Bird has an awesome video as well!

    And Judie also has a great tutorial on the blog all about a nondestructive shadowing technique

    There’s also some very helpful information in this thread:

    Do you love washi? Have you used it recently or want to give it a try? Show us the fun ways you use it or layouts with it that make you oooh and ahhh!
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2018
  2. Cherylndesigns

    Cherylndesigns All glasses should be bigger than 1.5 oz

    Dec 15, 2017
    Love all of these layouts! Thanks for posting the video, too. I hate to admit this, but I was not a washi tape lover when I was a paper scrapper (*gasp*). Now that I'm digi, I'm using it more and more. You've helped me to remember to use it more.
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  3. A-M

    A-M Not a lot of hustle in my hustle anymore

    May 3, 2016
    Thankyou for sharing the videos.
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  4. bellbird

    bellbird Pollywog

    Oct 10, 2010
    Great post Jan - I hoard real life washi tape - and the kids each got there own like 20 pack or something last xmas or the one before and guess what? there were some patterns they didn't love so they gave them to me! win win! I like digi washi as well, and if it's pre-creased and i can just line that crease up with the edge of the paper or photo or whatever i'm 'fastening', then all the better! And i like the 'barely there' tape look too as a subtle detail - this page has it at the bottom of the photo, under the 'happy' cut out and the dreamcatcher one has it as a corner on the bottom shot
    i also like layering tape as border strips in place of patterned paper strips
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  5. Dalis

    Dalis Jose Cuervo is NOT a good friend

    May 6, 2011
    I love washi, I think most of my pages have a piece of washi. This is one of my favorites because the washi reminds me of those first aid tapes.

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  6. Tree City

    Tree City Get a stepladder, I'm busy

    Sep 28, 2011
    I really wanted to "attach" my pic to my page on this lo. I don't always feel like that, but this pic called out for washi tape. :) Thanks for reminding us how versatile and fun it can be, Jan!
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  7. GodBlessAmerica

    GodBlessAmerica Active Member

    Nov 6, 2009
  8. keepscrappin

    keepscrappin ScrapWithTheWind

    Apr 2, 2010
  9. carrie1977

    carrie1977 Tequila and Taco Tuesday

    Jan 20, 2012
  10. Angela Toucan

    Angela Toucan I keep looking for THAT wardrobe

    Nov 6, 2017
    I'm getting into using washi tape, and I think I'm getting better at my shadows etc too.

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