Washi-Tape has become my newest favorite craft supply. What is Washi-Tape? Washi-Tape comes from Japan. It is a paper tape that comes in a variety of colors, patterns and widths.
It is easily torn by hand and the feature I love the most is that it is removable.
It took me three visits to three different Target Stores to find these rolls. The price for a 4 roll package is $4.00. I was able to find three color schemes; blue/purple, pink/red and green/turquoise.
I decided to put my newly acquired crafty washi-tape to good use. My office's clipboard clearly needed a little brightening and Washi-Tape was the perfect media to bring my old clipboard to life.
My clipboard design's inspiration came from a cute gift bag I stumbled upon at Target. The Owl print on this bag was all I needed to start my creative thought process. Let's begin....
- Templates, Graphics
- Paint for Clipboard Clamp. I found a Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint in "Wild Blueberry" at Michaels.
- Small Paint Brush
- Clear Contact Paper
- Tracing Paper. I used Dritz Tracing Paper. A Red sheet works best to see image through.
- Mod Podge and Foam Brush
- Paint Clipboard Clamp. Give it 2 coats. Let Dry.
- Start adding Washi-Tape across the Clipboard in any direction you choose. I decided to used the same color scheme adding strips of solid and patterned pieces of tape.
- I photocopied the bag's image to make it easier to transfer it onto the contact paper.
- Cut a piece of Clear Contact paper to fit your template or graphic.
- Arrange tracing layers together. With the back side of the contact paper facing up, lay Tracing Paper on top. Finally lay the template or graphic as the final layer. Begin tracing your image.
- Turn traced contact paper over and tape it over a blank sheet of paper. This method will allow you to see the traced image through while applying the Washi-Tape.
- Start applying the Washi-Tape in any direction covering the entire image.
- Cut images following the traced outlines.
- Remove backing from Contact Paper images and apply onto clipboard. For additional embellishments, I made two butterflies following the same method used on the main image. Go HERE to find the cute Butterfly clip art I added to my design.
- My clipboard design has two layers of Washi-Tape. Therefore, I brushed a thin layer of Mod Podge over entire clipboard to protect the design.
Have a Hoot of a Day!!