DIY Embossed Washi Tape

diy washi tape

Washi Tape was on the heat in scrap booking and paper crafting world a while ago. I have been loving this translucent effect of the washi tape when I first saw it… never bought one because I wanted to make it myself. I saw many tutorials on how to make it, I find the tissue paper and double-sided tape version most appealing to me. I am not repeating what other has done, I want it to be something special, so, I embossed it to become a dimensional washi tape. I think it is not available in the market yet but probably later after they see this tutorial… lol…

So… what is Washi Tape actually? Washi(ε’Œη΄™)Β paper was originated from Japan and it is commonly known as thin handmade paper made from rice, wheat or fiber from tree. Washi paper is generally strong and translucent, it is vastly used as shoji in Japanese Tatami room. The shoji recalls me to the movie scene that the ninja used to wet his fingers with his saliva then poke the washi paper on the shoji to peep into and spy… πŸ˜‰ Printed washi paper is used in gift packaging and sometimes as origami paper.

diy texture washi tape

In short, washi tape is a printed washi paper that has sticky backing, to stick on card, gift box, envelope, furniture, toys, etc., be it for decoration, for organization, for labeling, you name it. Some people do call washi tape as tissue paper tape or printed masking tape or vice versa, I think they are all almost the same. Need more ideas on what to do with washi tape? Click here to get more idea from Mel Stampz where she complied more than hundreds of craft tape ideas and how make to them.

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  1. Making your own washi tape is so creative and brilliant! Thank you for sharing this tutorial (^_^)

    PS. The movie scene with the ninja that you mentioned made me laugh XD

    I will try making my own washi tape one day πŸ™‚ It is so hard to find them here in Manila πŸ™

    • hey peachie… there are a lot of washi tapes sellers now in manila… I just got 3 recently… look for heykessy, bee happy crafts or littlek crafts…

  2. Wow, that is so cool! I never would have thought of that, but am going to try and make some.

  3. what kind of tissue do you use?

    • It is Tissue for craft usage, similar to the tracing paper or parchment paper, not those we commonly call tissue paper here in Malaysia and Singapore. I bought them from Art Friend.

  4. I can’t wait to try this. I’ve been interested in Washi tape, but not prepared the pay the price. Making my own is an inexpensive alternative, and the possibilities are endless. πŸ™‚

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