Monday, January 21, 2013

Getting Crafty: Washi Tape Decoupage

I have had these wooden letters to display in the new craft room, but hadn't been able to figure out what to do with them.  Then I had a lightbulb moment - I would design each one around a crafty thing I do and I was immediately drawn to the beautiful row of washi tape hanging on the wall.

Washi tape is paper tape that can be either solid or printed with assorted patterns and comes in varying thicknesses.   You can usually find it in scrapbooking stores.  Michaels calls theirs "Craft tape" and it is in with the embellishments.

I also used the same technique later to re-"paint" some hooks for Buggies room since I was officially too lazy to actually PAINT them...You could experiment and cover any number of different things this way - have fun!

Supplies needed:
  • Washi tape (available in the scrapbooking section of Michaels)
  • Mod-podge (I used gloss)
  • small foam brush
  • Whatever object you want to cover
Make sure the surface you are covering is clean and dry.  This works well on previously painted objects as well, but you may need to have several layers of tape to cover any design.

Cover the object in washi tape - you can get creative with this and create a pattern - or just be boring like me and use a single tape.

Once object is done up exactly as you'd like it, insert thumbtacks in the bottom of it to lift it up off of the table for the coating step

Coat the object in mod-podge (don't forget the edges and the back - you can thank me now for the thumbtack tip) and let it dry.  I usually use a bit of waxed paper as a pallette to put my mod-podge on.

Voila - washi tape decoupage!

To hang my letter - I simply stapled a ribbon to the back and hung it up!You'll be able to see the result when i do my craft room reveal ;) Soon, I promise.

1 comment:

  1. Well look at you running marathons and being all crafty! Love this idea...


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