I have a slight obsession with washi tape lately. It's been popping up in my store quite a bit these days, because it fascinates me. Fine, you say. You like tape. Leave me alone, I don't know how to use it.
And because I love having imaginary conversations in my head, I usually explain to my imaginary digi friends ALL the wonderful ways they can add just-the-right-touch to a digi layout with a little tape. The only problem with that is that it's all in my head, and doesn't help anyone ;) So I'm going to get wild and actually show you some ideas!
Ways With Washi:
1. The obvious. Tape something down.
It could be a frame:
It could be a card:
It could be a journal strip:
It could be a picture.
So, tape it down. You get the idea.
2. Use strips of washi to create a subtle background for something:
Under a frame:
Under a journal strip:
Under a cluster:
Under a cutout (yeah, I ♥♥♥ this one)
3. Clip washi pieces to something.
To a journal card:
To a frame:
4. Use washi pieces to create an element.
Maybe even this:
And there you have it - notice that all these techniques can be adapted to YOUR style. So you can rev up the detail and make your layouts just one layer cuter!
And since I'm singing washi's praises, here's a little starter for you to play with. Get a feel for it and then check out all the wonderful washi in digiland!
And don't forget to check out some of the fun washi in my store, especially my latest set (which coordinates with my 365/52 kit, Life Story):