Wednesday 2 May 2012

Washi Tape

Oh I’m so, so excited, Fantastic Ribbons are getting the Washi Tape, oh and I’ll be one of the first to get it.
This is right up there with the must have craft items for 2012, if you haven't heard about it or seen a sample of it then you are missing out.
What is it?
Washi tape is essentially decorative masking tape from Japan. It is useful for card crafting,gift wrapping, home decor and scrapbooking to name just a few.
Washi comes from wa meaning Japanese and shi meaning paper, and the term is used to describe paper made by hand in the traditional manner. Washi paper is commonly made using fibers from the bark of the gampi tree, the mitsumata shrubor the paper mulberry, but also can be made using bamboo, hemp, rice, and wheat.
Wow what a mouthful.
What does it look like?
Here are just some examples of what you will be able to buy from Fantastic Ribbons

Washi 1Washi 2Washi 3Washi 4Washi 5Washi 6Washi 7Washi 8
So what can you do with them?
The list is endless but here are a few ideas.
Use as a decorative strip on a card, you can write onto it, stamp on it, cut shapes from it, tape the corners of an image to hold it onto a card, wrap it around the envelope as a decorative strip punch out shapes from it.
Decorate a pencil or pen by wrapping it around. make a border frame for an image, use it as file tabs on the top of divider card. decorate a pen pot.
Now don’t miss out on it’s arrival or even special offers from Fantastic Ribbons, hop over to them and subscribe to their news letter Here you will also get the chance to winn £100 worth of ribbons (squeal)
Jak Signature


terrie said...

I heard so much on these Washi Tape.It seem everyone is using them.
Thanks for the site...

Joscelyn said...

I have heard of this tape Thank you for the site

Anonymous said...

Why not make your own, it's cheaper. DST with tissue paper, mulberry paper, or any other type of paper. To be honest have heard lots about this tape but still haven't seeN anyone buying it & using it (unless it comes free !)

Betty boo

Joyce said...

Hi Jak ... thanks so much for telling us about the Washi tape .. have signed up! Am off into town soon to pick up a parcel which I think could be from you!! Was out when the postman came yesterday so .... excited!! Will be in touch! x

My'scardcorner said...

Never heard of it Jak but it sure looks good.

Christine Harrop said...

I used the Tim Holtz tape on a Make n Take at the NEC this year. It's lovely but very expensive. I made some by sticking a piece of Micropore medical tape (other makes are available!!!!) onto a piece of cellophane, stamped along the length of the tape and then stuck it onto my project. It looked just as good the expensive tissue tape and you can have all sorts of patterns and colours. For those who don't know what I'm talking about, this is a very thin microporous tape and is low tack so can be laid down (on the right surface) then taken up and re-used.

lynn said...

thanks jak i have just gone to ribbon heaven never heard of the site till now will be using this one quiet often i just adore ribbon and this new type well cant wait to get some omg its lovely so thank you once again what would us crafters do with out friends to help your one in a million have a lovely day jak from lynn

Mad Mary said...

Yes i have seen it before but not in so nice colours, love that Green dotty one.

Mary xx

Ita said...

Hi Jake I never heard of this ribbon ,but am off to the site now to have a look ,a big thanks for sharing this with us

caroline said...

I have not heard of it befor, i have used washi paper on a japanease card befor. Looks like you have it all sussed out, waiting to see your amazing samples.
caroline x

Val D said...

Another welcome product Jak, I already get the newsletter, and I have already taken up the offer of the Organza ribbon. I shall keep my eyes open for the washi tape.
x Val

Val D said...

Another welcome product Jak, I already get the newsletter, and I have already taken up the offer of the Organza ribbon. I shall keep my eyes open for the washi tape.
x Val

ursula said...

Another exciting product to try, I will be ordering....thanks Jak, luv Ursula XX

Anne Essex said...

Thanks for the gorgeous cards. Your colouring is amazing.

Love washi tape so will be checking out this site. Anne x