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Washi Tape Art with Printed Masking Tape

by Jean Van't Hul
March 28, 2012
Washi Tape Art with Printed Masking Tape

I finally placed a long overdue order to Discount School Supply to restock some of our key art supplies. I told myself I was going to keep it to the basics (always hard for me) but couldn’t help noticing some fun new printed craft tape—DSS’s answer to Japanese washi tape apparently.

I’ve been wanting to try washi tape forever and so couldn’t stop myself from adding this set to my cart.

I’m so glad I did, because it’s been inspiring all sorts of fun tape art!

Washi Tape Art with Printed Masking Tape

Daphne likes to use the printed masking tape to tape her paper to the table. She starts with the corners usually, then goes along the edges adding plenty of reinforcement.

Washi Tape Art with Printed Masking Tape

And she’ll usually add a few pieces to the center of the paper as well… By the way, I  cut the pieces for her and line them up along the edge of the table. It’s still a bit tricky for her to cut tape unless I’m holding it taut for her.

Washi Tape Art with Printed Masking Tape

I tried my hand at a tape dog.

Washi Tape Art with Printed Masking Tape

Maia made a very orderly tape artwork.

Washi Tape Art with Printed Masking Tape

And one that was considerably more random.

Washi Tape Art with Printed Masking Tape

When our friend Juniper came over, she created an enthusiastic tape sculpture with layers and layers and curls and twists of colorful tape.

Washi Tape Art with Printed Masking Tape

A first in our house, I believe.

Washi Tape Art with Printed Masking Tape

Juniper’s mom, Meg, created a Dandelion (upper right).

The printed craft tape was a complete splurge, but totally worth it. And compared to regular washi tape, it’s economical. The set of 10 patterns are $14.99 so about $1.50 per roll.

I should clarify that this tape is thinner, more transparent, and more papery than regular masking tape. It’s also easy to remove or reposition.

We used the tape for some fun open-ended art (as we do with regular colored masking tape), but you could also use it for all kinds of crafty projects such as gift wrap, greeting cards, gift tags, decorating school notebooks, scrapbooking, etc.

Have you tried this tape yet? Or Japanese washi tape?

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