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Make your own Washi tape and bakers twine.

 Washi tape
What you need:-
Masking tape or white micropore tape(used instead of plasters when you have a cut.)
(optional) Newspaper or a page from a book cut into strips. Mod Podge.
Colouring  items e.g acrylic paints, Promarkers,  Inks
Greaseproof paper
Rubber or clear stamps and inks.

How to make
1. Spread some greaseproof paper across your table  a bit longer than the length of tape you want.
2. Adhere strips of masking tape across the sheet. Leave space between the strips to allow room to paint /colour the tape.

3. Colour your tape.
The printed paper was adhered to the tape using  a thin layer of Mod Podge.
The orange and blue was coloured using acrylic inks. I dabbed the blue ink with some scrunched up tissue to create a patchy effect.
The yellow and gold was coloured using acrylic paint.
You could colour the tapes using Promarkers too. 
4. Leave the colours to dry.

5. Once dry use your stamps and inks to decorate the tapes. I used three rollers and some clear stamps and Stazon inks because they are permanent. I only have 4 colours so my printing is limited to those colours. If you have more then you have a greater range to work with.

6. Now you have a choice,
a) you can remove the tapes and stick them onto sheets of acetate to store or,
b) Cut the greaseproof paper into strips with the tapes still attached and then roll them onto a reel or peg to store. I have used choice b.

 Bakers Twine
Making your own bakers twine is  inexpensive. It's also very quick and easy to make. All you need is:
1. String or cotton thread
2. Card to wrap string/cotton  around.
3. Paper clip to hold string in place.
4. Permanent marker. ( I used Promarker)

How to Make the twine

1. Wrap some string or cotton thread around a card. Hold in place with a paper clip at each end of the card.

2. Use your permanent marker and draw lines across the string.   This was my first attempt. Next time I would draw fewer lines. Leave the ink dry thoroughly.

3. Unwind the thread/ string and your twine is ready to use.


  1. That is such a clever idea. Will have to try it.

  2. Fabulous! Going to try it now. Thanks for sharing!


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