1:20 Skip to 1 minute and 20 seconds Just as there are many kinds of books, there are many different types of washi -- traditional Japanese paper. Take a piece of cardstock or construction paper and lay strips of washi tape along the length of the paper. Get the tape strips side-by-side or have them overlap slightly, but try to leave no paper showing. They are different in color, texture, strength and durability depending on the materials used, production and processing methods.

Nevertheless, just for the sake of accumulating new knowledge – here is how you prepare washi paper using the traditional method:

Really, any fabric or paper with an interesting pattern will make a formidable candidate for DIY washi. Before you jump to DIYing, let’s talk a little bit about the weather. Sorry. Making Washi is a long process: kozo (mulberry), bamboo, hemp, rice, or wheat plant bark is soaked in clear river water, boiled to thicken, then beaten and filtered through a gridiron and dried in sheets in sunlight for a natural, soft finish. New information and inspiration is added often. A resource page for using Japanese papers with a variety of media in a range of disciplines. It is very difficult to make paper at home, and it’s important to remember that this is a process involving various substances. It’s great, it has its advantages (more solid, probably much cheaper and most important it’s personalized) and it’s a fun project, but that doesn’t make it a washi tape with its own advantages. I forayed onto Pearl Street {the cool downtown here in Boulder} to purchase some Medioevalis paper … Therefore, if you don’t have the knowledge, we suggest you don’t try this at home. Although, it will be more sticky and also have a smaller coverage area. as it’s not… these are sticky stripes, or paper tapes.

Click on each image to learn more. Washi is a traditionally-made paper that dates back to the eighth century, and is often still made by hand today. Learn About Washi + How To Use in Your Work. OTHER DIY TISSUE PAPER WASHI TAPE OPTION~ You can use regular double sided tape here instead.

To make your own washi tape, adhere strips of clear double-sided tape to wax paper. Peel off the tape and cut the excess tissue paper off. It’s lovely, but I wish you didn’t call it “washi tape”. Once you’re finished with that, press the sticky side of each strip of tape onto a sheet of colorful or patterned tissue paper, then trim it as well. Apply your DIY tissue paper washi to whatever you like. USES FOR DIY WASHI … All about washi. Make your tag bases. Trim the excess wax paper around each strip of tape.