My Homemade Washi Tape

Hello everyone,

I have OCD tendencies – there I said it. For the most part, I keep it in check and more importantly, try never to inflict it on anyone. However, every once in a while, my OCD tendencies raises it’s ugly head and I become obsessed with 1 thing. This is my latest craze … home made washi tape … thanks Janelle.

I dug out a 12 yard roll of medical tape (paper variety), tape a length of it on my craft mat, airbrushed with my copic markers and stamped on it. Pretty easy to make and let’s just say, there is probably slightly less than 2 yards left and my entire crafting studio is draped with tape. For the more visual learner, my Stampendous teammate Wendy Price has a step-out tutorial here – she uses watercolor to paint her homemade tape. I’ve tried it with acrylic paint too – didn’t like the watercolor (looks very wash out to me) or the acrylic paint (too opaque). So experiment and see which look you like.

Anyhow, with that much tape around – I had to use it of course. Here is the result:

The stamps I used for the tape were all from Stampendous- Cling Cheery Recipe card (lines), Cling Jumbo Rosehip (flower on yellow tape), Fairy Queen clear stamp (small flower on grey tape), the Polka dots were from a discontinued baby themed clear stamp set. Background paper was from studio calico, chipboard stickers were from My Mind’s Eye, the dribble of mists were colors from October Afternoon set and the alpha title was just some leftover letters I had from my craft supplies.

Total cost of my homemade washi tape – $3. Awesome layout – priceless!

Challenges entered:

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  1. Kathy says:

    Wow this is wonderful, I have some of the tim holtz tape and I wanted it in colors and different stamps,
    Now I know how to make it. Thank you so much!! your project is awesome.
    Thank Wendy for the Tutorial.
    Thank you Steph, I learn so much from you,

  2. Janelle S says:

    Oh WOW! Thanks for going down the DIY washi tape road with me. I love all the awesome colors and so many stamp choices. Adorable photo too! So glad Wendi was there for us with that tutorial!

  3. Gina Rodgers says:

    it looks amazing!!..must have a go at this soon! thanks for sharing Gx

  4. danni reid says:

    wow! love this so much, amazing job, beautiful layout!

  5. Carol L says:

    Medical tape turned into Washi tape – how clever and creative! Love your layout too! Great take on the challenge – good luck!

  6. Wendyp says:

    Adorable!!! Love how you used the tape! I was playing with the tape too today! Fun stuff! Totally loving that burlap! I have some stashed away in my fabrics. Going to have to pull it out and use it!

  7. Cath says:

    Hey Steph! Thanks for linking this up to the Household Items Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I’m so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)