Washi tape is a decorative tape that comes in different colours and patterns and can be easily adhered to a variety of surfaces such as wood, plastic, and metal. They originated from Japan ("wa" means "Japanese" and "shi" means "paper"). If you're into crafts or journaling they will be a great addition to your collection.
How to use washi tape in art?
Here are a couple of popular ways people use washi tapes in art:
You can use washi tapes as a frame or borders for your artwork. Washi tapes usually have interesting patterns and they will make your artwork a little bit extraordinary.
Washi tapes can be used as colour blocks for your drawings. To do that you need to stick the tape on the detail in your artwork that you need to color and cut following the lines and edges of your drawing - it is easy to do because washi tapes are mostly thin and you can see through it when you cut. In the same manner, it can be used as a colourful bright background.
Most of the washi tapes are flammable because they're made of paper, so we advise against using them for or near any sources of heat.
Is washi tape recyclable?
Washi tape is an eco-friendly choice because it's both biodegradable and recyclable.
Is washi tape see through?
Yes, because washi tapes are very thin and semi-transparent. It comes in handy when you want to create a see-through effect for your artwork.
Is washi tape washable?
Washi Tape is not exactly washable but in case it gets dirty, here is a tip on how to fix that: take a regular tape (the stickier the better), tear off a piece of it, and rub the washi tape with the sticky side of the regular tape. The dust and any other little particles of dirt will stick to the regular tape, and voila, your washi tape is clean and ready for use!