sara Naumann Studio SN You Tube washi tape card

This week on Studio SN on You Tube: How to make your own washi tape—or, tissue tape, as it’s also referred to.

I love washi tape. I have a lot of different widths, styles and patterns—but sometimes I really want to customize my tape to my project, and sometimes I just don’t have the right patterned tape on hand. And living here in a crafter’s no-man’s land, it’s not like I can pop out to the shops to browse for new designs. So, it’s good to know how to make your own!

Here’s what you’ll need:

– Tissue paper. I used plain white, and a leopard print. The white was rescued from a gift-wrapped item, and the print came from the florist. They can be wrinkly, but not torn or dirty.

– Double-sided tape, 1/2″ wide and 1/4″ wide

– Stamps: ESN03 from Paper Artsy

– Inkpad: Bark from Clearsnap

– Dye color spray: Stephanie Barnard Bubble Gum from Clearsnap 

– White cardstock, green vellum

– 5″x6 1/2″ blank white card

– Bone folder or spoon to burnish with

Here’s how:

1) Spray Bubble Gum onto a piece of white tissue. Let dry, then turn over and apply 1/2″-wide strips of tape. Burnish well, then trim excess tape.

2. Turn the patterned tissue face down, then apply 1/4″-wide tape. Burnish and trim.

3. Spray Bubble Gum onto a piece of white tissue; let dry, then stamp the script border with Bark. Let dry, then place two strips of 1/2″-wide tape side-by-side. Trim.

4. Cut the strips and place them as shown on a 6″x 4 1/4″ piece of white cardstock. Spritz with Bubble Gum, then wrap with gold thread and mat on green vellum. Glue to card front.

– Gold metallic thread

Want to see a demonstration? Then pop on over to Studio SN on You Tube!

Happy Wednesday!