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Wishy on the Washi
Post ReplyPost New TopicPosted 11/13/2012 by Madeline in General Scrappin'
 

Madeline
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Posted: 11/13/2012 7:43:28 PM
I love the stuff...when I see it on other people's pages. But for some odd reason, I can't get it onto mine! I pull it out, sit it beside a project I'm working on...

And that's it.

There is always a reason (excuse) for not adding it to my layout. The color is a bit off. I already have too many stripes (or whatever). It's too bright. It's too muted. It doesn't fit my page style.

How do I get over this bump and finally put my cute washi tapes to use? Any ideas?


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Posted: 11/13/2012 8:16:44 PM
Do you have a die cutting machine? In lieu of WRMK washi sheets, I layer it over vellum and cut shapes into it.

It's great for using like you would use any paper strip or pleated ribbon.

I cover chipboard albums with it.

I use it in my every day life in the place of masking tape.

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Posted: 11/13/2012 8:17:46 PM
I was in the same boat. Have 32 rolls and never used it much until tonight. I used it to cover tree trunks to give it a little extra. Hang in there. Inspiration will strike one day!


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Posted: 11/13/2012 8:23:31 PM
So far I've used my washi as electrical tape. My pink aux cord was getting a little loose. So wrapped pink dot washi around it. As far as putting it in a LO, not yet
And I just bought 7 new rolls from TwoPeas... since all their washi was sale. I couldn't resist


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Posted: 11/13/2012 8:34:08 PM
The great thing about washi is it comes right back off - so try just slapping it on and seeing if you like it!


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Posted: 11/13/2012 8:35:57 PM
Use it like you would ribbon or border strips.



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Posted: 11/13/2012 8:36:47 PM
You know, I don't generally jump into a trent lightly, and I really waited a long time before buying washi... I have a jar full of the stuff and love the way it looks on every layout I see, but I can't figure out how to make it work on my own layouts! Like Really? I did manage to use it (several times actually) on a digital layout I created recently... loved the outcome but for some reason I've got a mental block on using the real stuff! Help!


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Posted: 11/13/2012 8:52:46 PM
One of Shimelle's videos sparked a lightbulb for me - she said to try using washi tape to mark three areas of a LO you are building embellishment clusters on. It was a really helpful way for me to think of it, both for marking out the overall page design while I build the LO (since you can peel off washi and move to somewhere else if needed) and because to me it looks best when washi is one layer of many, so a mid-layer between background paper & more embellishments. I think washi is on almost every page in my gallery if that helps
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Posted: 11/13/2012 9:14:03 PM
I don't like washi tape at all...too transparent...too flimsy. I much prefer to cut a strip of pattern paper or use ribbon.

It is great for gift wrapping though. So it has a purpose.


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Posted: 11/13/2012 9:41:28 PM
You could try making embellishments out of it. Little flags on toothpicks, or fold pieces over a piece of string/twine and snip out points to make a wee little banner or garland. Or you can crinkled and fold it up to make pleated "ribbon" or a folded rosette.

You can stick it onto white cardstock if you want it to be less transparent.

If it is too muted, try layering several pieces to build up opacity.

If it is too bright, try layering another lighter colour over top to tone down the brighter pattern.

You could use it literally as tape -- tape up embellishments or the photos to the page.

If you like layering, use it as a base layer and add other papers on top so you can just see a bit of the washi tape under all of the layers.

You could use it to frame around photos or embellishments -- and then place the photo or tag or journalling block on top so it looks kind of like a photo mat.







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Posted: 11/13/2012 9:46:30 PM
I actually have a little tutorial coming to the Two Peas blog tomorrow where I use washi tape, but not on a layout. Might be something to check out



Madeline
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Posted: 11/13/2012 10:41:23 PM
Thanks for all the ideas everybody. I will definitely check out the tutorial tomorrow! I'm determined to use this stuff before it goes stale!


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Posted: 11/14/2012 12:51:41 AM
You said you like layouts where it's used, so why not try scraplifting a layout? Maybe just actually using it on a layout will help you feel more inclined to grab it.


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Posted: 11/14/2012 6:06:07 AM
I don't use it on every layout, but when I do use it these are the ways I tend to incorporate it.


Use it similar to ribbon to cover a seam between to papers.

Have one end coming out from under a layer of papers or photo mat, the other end can either go off the page or end just short of the edge of the page. Then put something else on top, whether it's a title, an embellishment cluster, or part of a journaling block.

"Hidden" amongst 1-2 layers of papers.

2-3 inches coming in from the edge of the page, anchored with a threaded button (or buttons). Then I usually balance this with the same at the opposite corner of the page.

And like has been previously mentioned, if you don't like it, it comes right back off the page without a problem.


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Posted: 11/14/2012 6:45:31 AM
I don't like washi tape at all...too transparent...too flimsy. I much prefer to cut a strip of pattern paper or use ribbon.

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I am so glad I figured that out before jumping on the "Washi Wagon". Just too 'casual' for my style.


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Posted: 11/14/2012 7:40:50 AM
I was doing the same thing, then I used it on a little bird I made for my art journal cover. Cut the shape out, layered one strip of the tape over, and then added color over it, so you can still see the print. Turned out great.



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Posted: 11/14/2012 9:07:11 AM
Covering washi with vellum then cutting or punching it is a great idea. I love the Little Yellow Bicycle vellum strips for just this reason. Super easy to make pennants especially. I have some examples in my gallery and on my blog.


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Posted: 11/14/2012 2:53:34 PM
I used it for the first time over the weekend on my dd's Washington Trip album and I think I'm in love. It was fun and I really did like the way it turned out! Just mainly used it as a stripe but gave just the right effect.


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Posted: 11/14/2012 8:33:01 PM
I haven't even seen Washi tape. Wouldn't know it if it bit me.




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Posted: 11/14/2012 8:52:00 PM
"I haven't even seen Washi tape. Wouldn't know it if it bit me."



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