DIY: Handmade Vintage Style Washi Tape

Hi there, Susanne here with a fun DIY video tutorial on how to make faux washi tape with a vintage style! All you need is some gummed paper tape (Nassklebeband), a gelli plate and our Mix It Up 5 and Mix It Up 6 stamp set. These vintage tapes are great for collages, papercrafts or for your junk journals.

I am using some white and kraft brown paper tape. It has a gummed backside which will activate to a glue once it gets wet. It’s important to check you sides before you print the tape on the gelli plate, that you don’t accidentally print on the gummed side. I picked acrylic paints in burnt sienna, raw umber, black and naples yellow redish. To create some patterns on the gel plate I am using homemade texture plates, that I’ve made with some of our stencils and my die-cutting machine. Here is a tutorial on how to make them.

TIP! If you don’t have a gel plate you can colour your tapes with a thin layer of acrylic paint applied with a brayer! With a brayer you can create a nice and grungy texture. If you have a soft brayer, too you can even add some stencil texture with it. Don’t add too much paint, to avoid that the tapes curl!

After I have printed my paper tapes I let them dry and then stamp them with images from our Mix It Up 5 and Mix It Up 6 stamp set with black ink. Of course you could also use other colours. I recommend using StazOn as this dries super quickly on an acryli surface! Let your tapes dry (hanging over something) at least 12 hours!!! If they are not bone dry they might stick together once you role them up! I am using an empty card board role from my shipping labels, but you could simply use a toilett role, too!

Enjoy watching my tutorial!

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I already used the tape for the folder you see on this image. It’s a Sizzix die and doesn’t have flaps to glue it together. So I did this with my handmade Washi! I also used some bits to decorate it together with a leaf stamp from our Sketchy Leaves. These tapes are also nice to decorate old card board boxes, such that come with your mobile device for example. It makes some beautiful storage tins. They could be used in your art or junk journals and they are also nice to decorate your planner or bullet journal pages! If you have any ideas on how to use Washi Tapes, please let us know in the comments!

I hope I could inspire you a little bit, thanks for stopping by today!

xx Susanne

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    • Thank you Ellie! They would be too hard to package LOL. I truely would love to have my own designs on real washi tape…. I just don’t have the time. Maybe in the future!