How to Make Washi Tapes?

How to Make Washi Tapes?
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Are you a person who likes to make garbage journals? You either love to collect memories or easily forget things, so you've always wanted to attach postcards, pleasant messages, and receipts. One of the hottest trends in crafting right now is washi tape, and it's very clear why.

Washi Tape Machine: Method

Your obsession with crafts has also been replaced by the washi tape fixation. It is simple to understand why because it is entertaining to use, available in eye-catching patterns and colours, versatile, and simple to produce at home. Here are some ideas for washi tape crafts:

1. Gold washi tape

It resembles washi tape as usual but has a shiny gloss. The metallic foil, which is typically light in colour, gives the tape a shining appearance. Metallic washi tapes are ideal for ornamental uses, such as adding glitz to greeting cards or gift-wrapping.

What you'll require

  • design template for washi tape
  • sticker paper in white
  • Scissors
  • Oil paintbrush (baby oil, beeswax)
  • Acrylic metallic paint
  • Gold glistening watercolour
  • blending palette
  • Protect the work surface with pocket binders.
  • Towel paper


Oil the paper, first.

Place a pocket binder below your washi tape template as you lay it out on the table. You should use your fingertips to gently rub the oil into the paper.

Add little amounts of oil and rub gradually in gentle circular or linear strokes until the entire surface of the paper is coated.

Wait for the oil to absorb into the paper to notice how quickly it changes from a basic white to a sheer frosted appearance.

Rub the surface in oil continuously until it is completely covered. The paper should feel somewhat greasy at this point rather than drenched.

If it is overly oily, dab any extra oil. Wipe away some extra oil using a paper towel or a piece of fabric. To prevent damage, walk carefully over the surface.

2. Paint and finish with accents of shiny gold

To make metallic acrylic paint more transparent, dilute it with a little water. Three various colours, including bronze, copper, and gold, are available.

Start by brushing small amounts of paint haphazardly onto the surface of the template. To create a "abstract" effect, let the colours blend.

Flicker some paint blotches towards the conclusion using gold metallic watercolours. Before proceeding to the following step, allow the paper to dry completely.

  • Cut the strips
  • Keep the printed side on the exterior when you roll them up like a tube.
  • Cut the strips of DIY washi tape using your scissors. Make sure you cut along the sides of the object rather than on the right and left.
  • The guide line was always on the left side of my scissors as I cut all the strips.
  • Turn the strips over, then remove the guide line entirely.

Washi tape is prepared for use! Examine your tape from different perspectives to see how flawless it looks. It could have a soft, pastel, or neutral vibe depending on the lighting.

2. Washi Tape with Stripes

These are also known as "pinstripes," and the colour scheme can be as simple as black and white or as complex as you like. A striped washi tape can be thick, thin, wide, or narrow, and it often comprises of two or more colours of stripes that alternate.

What you'll require?

  • Scissors
  • duct tape
  • Glue for crafts or Mod Podge


Washi tape should be cut into strips. About 20 strips can be used each page, but you can use more or fewer.

The strips should be stacked on top of one another with the same side facing outward. This will make applying in a straight line simpler.

One strip at a time, cover the back with craft glue or Mod Podge. Continue doing this until all of your stripes are coated in glue.

Before attaching your tape anywhere you desire, let them entirely dry.

3. Printing on Washi Tape

Washi tape is available in a variety of patterns made with various inks and printing techniques. These patterns come in a variety of hues and tones and feature stripes, dots, and chevrons (zig-zags).

What you'll require?

  • Wraps of washi tape
  • Scissors
  • Glue dots, if desired


Washi tape should be cut into your preferred size. Depending on how many colours you have on hand, you can use a single colour or several.

Cut the tape into various sizes and shapes by layering it on top of itself. You can create hearts, diamonds, and triangles.

For a creative collage effect, glue the shapes to another sheet of paper. You may also leave them alone for a unique background for any project.

Coloured washi tape

A decorative tape that comes in several hues is called coloured washi tape. These come in a variety of hues, including pastels and vivid hues.

What you'll require?

  • Paintbrush
  • coloured markers or acrylic paint
  • Pencil or food colouring
  • Stickers, stamps, and stencils
  • Mod Podge on cardstock paper


Any colour combination you like can be painted on washi tape with acrylic paint or coloured markers.

Use paint pens or food colours to make designs on your washi tape. It can be used with geometric forms like triangles or rectangles, but wide-spaced patterns like stripes or polka dots work best.

Create unique patterns using stencils, stamps, or stickers cut from cardstock paper, then use Mod Podge to adhere them directly to your washi tape for improved adhesion.

Before using, let everything dry.

5. Washi tape with glitter

Washi tape might be simple and uninteresting or glittering, blingy, and sparkling. Consider using glittering washi tape if you want to spice up your creations and make them stand out. Regular washi tape has a sparkle finish on top, giving sparkly washi tape a unique appearance. It can be distinguished from other tapes because of this readily.

What you'll require?

  • Directions for Washi Tape, Glitter Glue, and Scissors
  • Lay out your smaller, approximately 5-inch-long pieces of washi tape on the paper.
  • Apply some adhesive sparingly on the back of your glitter bits. Just enough glue should be applied to the surface for the glitter to adhere to one another.
  • Over your washi tape, sift some glitter on top. If you want the glitter to stay in one spot, you can either use loose glitter or adhere it with extra glue.
  • In order for the adhesive to set correctly, let your washi tape with glitter on it overnight.
  • Stick the tape wherever you'd like once it has fully dried.
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