Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Washi Tape Heaven and WOYWW # 143

February 5th?  That's the last time I posted?!?!  Holy cow!!  I better get busy!  I've been doing lots but just not writing about it I guess!  I'll have to catch up in the next few days!



Since today is, "What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday,"  here's a couple of shots of the sad state my my desk is in!  Messy!  I guess I shouldn't say, "sad state" though because Mr. Desk and I have been doing lots of happy things lately!  Most recently, making homemade Washi tape!!!  I'm LOVING this!!!!  I found a great video by Papertrey Ink about how to make the tape, and it's EXACTLY the same as the Washi tape I've bought in the past!  But now it's even better since I can make my own colors and patterns!!!  Here's a link to the video I watched on Youtube ...I used the same tape they mentioned and it's PERFECT for Washi tape!  I went to my local Dollar Store and bought different colors and patterns of tissue paper, and I've just been having a blast experimenting!  Here's some of what I've made so far...


and a closer view...


The tape I bought is called Scor-Tape and I got it from Scor-Pal  .  It's a double-sided tape and when you put tissue paper on one side, it's transparent and tear-able!  Woohoo!  I've done solids and patterns.  Next is some white, that I'm going to used different color inks and background stamps on!  I'm excited...can you tell?!?!

18 comments:

Danielle said...

Those tapes look great! I can't wait to try this. Thanks for sharing!

RosA said...

That's fascinating about the washi tape! I was looking at it on ebay the other day. Maybe I will make my own! Happy WOYWW!

Judy said...

That tape looks pretty good!Never seen it before.

Hazel said...

Lovely busy workspace. And the tape looks wonderful - I've wondered about doing this - I've got quite a lot of tissue - might have a go one day (Hazel, WOYWW #5) x

May said...

Busy desk, I see you are having lots of fun with the washi tape, I love it I have bought quite a few tapes Love it!! Hugs May x x

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Love your space, looks like a lot going on! Thanks for sharing!

Peggy said...

I'm with you on the washi tape I just bought some printed tissue paper to make some more. Have fun with it!

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

Very cool!! I am glad to see you are back, can't wait to see more projects!!
Kristan

CraftygasheadZo said...

Sounds fantastic and your tapes look fab. I keep hearing about this Washi tape but not come across it. Happy Wednesday to you, enjoy this week's snoop of oh so creative places & take care. Zo xx 83

BetteK said...

Have never heard of Washi tape so must investigate! Your tapes look just gorgeous! Happy WOYWWing. Debbie #89

scrappymo! said...

Great job on the DIY washi tape. Thanks for sharing the scorepal tape secret.

I am a couponer too. Sometimes I post shopping trip deals on my blog. I don't seem to get many comments on those so I guess there are not many couponers that scrapbook/cardmaker in my circle!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I can see the whole world going mad for this homemade washi tape. Your desk definitely looks like the site of some fun times and not a disaster area. What is the silver wheel thing near the phone in the top photo? Did you steal the wheel from some poor hamster?

RosA said...

Hi again, I'm in Sydney (Australia). The "Emerald City" is a reference to a play by an Australian playwright set around our harbour city. (It would only be well known in this part of the world.) But maybe Seattle is a "sister-city"?

BetteK said...

Thank you SO much for your "advice" left on my blog yesterday regarding the card for my friend. It meant so much that on a busy WOYWW day you took the time to write what you did - I now have no hesitation in sending the card and I have your oh, so kind words to thank for that. Sending the very best of wishes to you. Love Debbie xXx

kay said...

fab colourful desk,thanks for the link,x

JoZart said...

Great idea for the tapes, thanks for sharing. Having a late snoop around a few more desks tonight
JoZarty x

Karen said...

The tape looks pretty such lovely vibrant, Summery colours :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xx

Sarah said...

Loving the vibrant colours on your washi tapes and that's a well loved crafty desk... Sarah at 1 having a late WOYWW peek on Friday!