I recently came across this set of 6×6 Washi sheets in a paper pad and I was very intrigued.
Washi tape in itself is very versatile. The see through texture of the tape makes it fabulous for layering. It’s perfect for adding a pop of color here or there on a project. But other than making a long or short strip, you can’t really alter the size or change the shape of the tape much.
With larger sheets like this, the possibility of customizing is suddenly possible.
Punching shapes was the first thing that came to my mind.
Here, I punched the washi into a scallop circle and layered it over the top of a kraft circle. I was hoping to show how transparent the wahsi layer is and how you can see the kraft cardstock through it, but at this angle it doesn’t show up on camera.
Adding a die cut flower and a fabric brad to the top, I ended up with some fun embellishments.
You can also use edge and border punches as well. I love the idea of a few border strips along the edge of a photo or on the sides of a layout.
What is cool about using washi vs. cardstock or pattern paper is the see-through quality. I thought about cutting one of these sheets into a 3×4 card and use it in a divided page protector.
I cut the washi sheet to size and found some product packaging to adhere the sheet to.
Once I trimmed the excess plastic from around the washi card, I can slip this right into a 3×4 pocket and further embellish, add a title or just leave it as is.
For card makers, you can make unique envelope seals with any punch shape in your stash.
And what about using larger sizes? I can also see using a 2 or 3 inch square block of washi at the back of a layer stack to bring attention to a photo. Think of how you used to use the Hambly screen prints. I think these washi sheets can provide the same kind of interest.
I found a few other projects on the web using these fun sheets.
She adhered the washi sheet to corrugated cardboard and wrapped it around a votive candle. So cute and fun!
Next, Aly Dosdall shows how to cut washi sheets on the Cricut. I’m sure it would work with the Silhoutette too.
These sheets are really cool and it will be fun to come up with some other unique ways to use them.
In these We R Memory Keepers stacks you get 20 sheets in the 6×6 size for $9.99. I purchased this stack at my local Joanns store so I was able to use a coupon to make it even more affordable. I hope they keep coming out with new designs!
Is your mind spinning with ideas for using these washi sheets?
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