Washi tape is similar to masking tape. It is very durable and lightweight and comes with a wide range of widths, shapes, patterns, and colors. It tears quickly and can be securely added to several surfaces; it does not leave a sticky stain, making it particularly suitable for home décor and craft projects.


Washi tape is a perfect way to quickly decorate your journal pages. I use it to link color themes along the sides of pages and stacked them on top of each other for a quick collage effect. Washi tape can be sliced for neat edges or torn for a lovely rugged-edged look. You can conveniently add a pretty splash of color to your journal pages with just one strip of washi tape.


What Does Washi Tape Do?


There are many uses for hot tape but probably none that are as fun to experiment with as creating your own designs. What does hot tape do? It is a form of temporary tattoo, much like a temporary tattoo, only it lasts forever and can be used as many times as you like. The tape itself is filled with colored rice (sometimes with water) and colored washi tape is used to write and draw on the tape. Since hot tape is a fairly cheap decorative craft, it is also fairly easy to make your own.


If you were thinking about making your own design or are thinking about trying to make your own design, then you will first need a simple project to work from. A square piece of paper is good enough. You will need a craft glue gun (it comes with the craft glue if you don’t have one), some tape, and washi tape. Make sure that the tape you choose is strong enough to hold the design in place while you are working on it, and that the edges of the tape aren’t too sharp so they don’t cut into the skin. Once you have all of this together, you can start using your washi tape.


What Makes Washi Tape Unique?


Washi, as opposed to western paper, is derived from Japanese shrubs. It is usually made from ganpi, kozo, mistumata, or hemp, but it can be made from almost any herb. Washi tape is a perfect addition to the current eco lifestyle because it is made from highly recycled materials and is biodegradable. It’s sturdy, waterproof, and resistant to heat. It can also be peeled off without leaving any residue and reused.