There’s no denying that washi tape has been a huge trend this year. On Danielle’s Pink Paislee Soiree page the washi tape all but replaces patterned paper and embellishments – she has draped them down and across her page and made cute little rosettes out of them.
Iris loves Washi tapes so much because of its ability to add texture, color and design without the bulk. It's easy enough to stick and peel off in case you make a mistake and it is also transparent enough to allow you to layer effectively.
Here is another sample of how Iris' works with Washi tapes. In this layout she used the tapes to create a textured heart.
Janine had so much fun creating this LO using tapes. Now she didn't strictly stick to washi tapes, but also chose to use Tim Holtz tissue tape as the concept is the same, a transparent tape with a printed design on it. The beauty of these tapes is that you can add an image/design, but still be able to see through to the lower layers. They are fabulous for an artistic approach to a LO and can also be used to fasten elements to a page, such as Janine did here with her Glitz transparency.
Lou Nelson used Hamby woodgrain washi tape on this page to effectively ‘frame’ her photo – not literally but the tape gives the effect of a frame to make the photograph stand out. The teal over the contrasting orange and addition of the Epiphany hearts just makes this layout pop.
How much fun is this artistic page by Norine Borys showing a fun way to use Washi tapes as an alternative to patterned paper! Fabulous for those boyish pages with an artistic touch.
The American Crafts blog features a tutorial by one of their designers - Chin Pooi - for these washi tape flowers using the Amy Tangerine washi tape range 'Mixtape'.
Danni from crafty blog Oh Hello Friend created this gorgeous notebook by covering it in an array of washi tape designs.
This adorable LO by Lydell Quin uses Washi tapes to add splatters of interest around the border of the page as well as a wonderful idea to add it to lettering to give older letters a new lease on life. Thanks for this fabulous example using Washi tapes.
Finally, in this stunning layout also from Lydell Quin, she uses washi tapes to help embellish this gorgeous monochromatic page. The sheer effect adds depth, without taking away from all the other fabulous design elements in the page