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Mama2Thomas
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Trying to figure out what is the deal with washi tapes? People seem really excited about them. What am I missing out on??? Seems to me like I could just cut up strips of patterned papers and adhere with adhesive to get the same effect.
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RedSquirrel
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LOL I thought that till I got some!

Washi tape is slightly transparent, so you can see the patterned paper underneath through it. It is also manoeuvrable so you can crumple it, curve it within reason, and of course, stick things down with it. It's great for altering curved items like cans or pots, because it bends a lot easier than paper or ribbon. The tackiness is also re-positionable to a certain extent. Also it comes in co-ordinating colours.

Personally I love mixing strips of paper with strips of tape. It gives an added depth. I also love all the wonderful ideas that washi tape users have come up with for using strips - those can often be used for paper strips too. I always have strips and I hate waste!


 
madmatter
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they're pretty
they're fun
they're self-adhesive
they come in lots of colors

all good things


 
cindy312
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Yes to all of the above! I love the fact that it sticks to surfaces that paper would not want to adhere to. Here's a metal tin that I altered with washi:

http://www.cindyderosier.com/2012/11/november-flam ingo-...

Cindy


 
OlesyaK.
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  • madmatter Said:
they're pretty
they're fun
they're self-adhesive
they come in lots of colors

all good things



all that, and as a side benefit - they are also something else to hoard


 
kiyawinn
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I just saw a video of CHA the other day that showed one company (think it might have been Studio Calico?) that is coming out with a 12x12 sheet of coordinating washi tapes......so you could purchase one sheet and have several different tapes instead of buying a whole roll of just one type!

Alison


 
prittb
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Guess I need to bring out the 6 rolls I have and start using them


 
DisneyDani
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In response to prittb

I love how fun, easy and versatile washi tape is. I have even used it to cover wood veneer shapes which was fun and totally easy!


 
Vae
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  • Vae on 01-31-13 01:16 PM
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Honestly I don't really use mine that much. Actually, I have never used them. I have several and have tried them and always end up taking it off or pitching the whole thing. I guess I just haven't found the right inspiration for it.


 
JayAndXansMom
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I'm IN LOVE with washi tape!!


 
JayAndXansMom
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That tin is cool, Cindy!!


 
950nancy
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I wasn't using mine because it wasn't stored very well. I have 26 rolls. I put them all on a long piece of thick twine and tied them up in a circle. Hang it on a peg to easily see. Throw it in my bag for a crop. Now I use it all of the time and it is easy to add more.


 
fknapoleon
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I used Washi Tape for my keyboard on my laptop. I used six (I think) different types and did a pattern. I did it in April and the tape is still there.


 
950nancy
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I have used them as tabs in my notebooks when I need a boatload of them.


 
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In response to 950nancy

I feel like you...I don't see it..why so much deal about them...haven't bought one..May be I get inspired when they are on sale and try them...but atthis point not in my top ten at all!


 
OlesyaK.
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  • kiyawinn Said:
I just saw a video of CHA the other day that showed one company (think it might have been Studio Calico?) that is coming out with a 12x12 sheet of coordinating washi tapes......so you could purchase one sheet and have several different tapes instead of buying a whole roll of just one type!

Alison



nope, I don't see the point of that. There are sheets of 12" long sticky borders that serve the same purpose. I like to wrap the tape around the entire page on all four sides or at least top and bottom - can't do that if I only have 12" of it, and not the entire roll. okay for a tiny spot, but then so is the sticky border piece - just cut and stick. and rolls are so much more fun!


 
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I'm another Washi Tape fanatic. You can't beat it for a quick last-minute card. Yes, you could go to all the trouble of cutting strips of paper and gluing them in place - but why do it when the work has already been done for you! I bought one of those flatware separators (like you can put in a cabinet drawer) and they fit perfectly in the slots. I got a 12" square acrylic separator and it sits down inside those IRIS storage boxes.


 
kiyawinn
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In response to OlesyaK.

  • OlesyaK. Said:
  • kiyawinn Said:
I just saw a video of CHA the other day that showed one company (think it might have been Studio Calico?) that is coming out with a 12x12 sheet of coordinating washi tapes......so you could purchase one sheet and have several different tapes instead of buying a whole roll of just one type!

Alison



nope, I don't see the point of that. There are sheets of 12" long sticky borders that serve the same purpose. I like to wrap the tape around the entire page on all four sides or at least top and bottom - can't do that if I only have 12" of it, and not the entire roll. okay for a tiny spot, but then so is the sticky border piece - just cut and stick. and rolls are so much more fun!



Well, I think a lot of people use washi tape to make flags, tape on the side of a tag or just stick on a page as a decoration....having various designs like that on one sheet means you can play with a bunch of them without investing in 12 rolls of washi tape and probably not use all of it....everyone's different!
I really like the idea

Alison


 
OlesyaK.
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  • dwelch Said:
I bought one of those flatware separators (like you can put in a cabinet drawer) and they fit perfectly in the slots. I got a 12" square acrylic separator and it sits down inside those IRIS storage boxes.


yep, I have the same ones. the 12" long ones are awesome! and you can see the colors right away.


 
res19s2d
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In response to OlesyaK.

I thought the same thing until I caved and bought some!!!! I love it!! I used it to alter that big white bulky caddy I have on my desk that holds my scrapping tools!! Now it looks more appealing!! It was easy and fast do to the versatility of the washi!!(((:


 
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