DIY Embossed Washi Tape
Tools & Materials:
1. Tissue paper (long strip, any color)
2. Rubber stamp
3. Embossing medium and powder (preferred acid free, any color)
4. Double-sided tape
5. Heat gun
6. Cutting mat
7. Craft knife / scissors
8. Draft paper
Note: for normal printed washi tape, you can use permanent pigment ink instead of embossing medium and powder.
Get ready the tools and materials listed above.
Cut tissue paper in long strip, slightly wider than the rubber stamp.
I am using transparent medium ink pad in this tutorial, but you can use other type of embossing medium including the colored pen, the same one I used to make the multi-color heart with transparent embossing powder.
Brush is optional, it is for cleaning purpose only.
Press medium against the rubber stamp, make sure all contact surface are covered with the embossing medium ink.
Press the rubber stamp on the smooth side of the tissue paper. Repeat the inking and stamping to cover the full length of the tissue paper if you can work fast enough before the medium dries out, otherwise, split the work into a few times.
Place a draft paper under the tissue paper before stamping as the ink will penetrate through the thin tissue paper and stain your table.
Sprinkle the embossing powder on the tissue paper where the stamped medium ink is.
Lift the tissue paper and move it slowly so that the powder can travel across to cover all the stamped medium.
Place a paper underneath to catch any powder falling from the tissue paper.
Add more powder if required.
After all areas are covered with embossing powder, expel excess powder onto the draft paper.
Store any unused powder back into the bottle.
Heat up the heat gun and blow it to the tissue paper. Hold the edge of the tissue with your hand or paper weight to keep it from flying away.
You will see the powder started to melt when heat is applied to that area.
Go through all the area and make sure they are properly melted and embossed.
Adhere double-sided tape to the wrong side of the tissue paper.
Cut the tissue paper along the edge of the double-sided tape. If you want fancy edges, you can cut it with craft scissors, or even punch some design with a puncher.
The embossed washi tape is ready to deploy on your next project.
You can roll them up until they are good to create.