Washi Tape…Endless Possibilites!May 6, 2012 11:58 am Birthdays, Craft Trends, Crafts, Guest Bloggers, Holidays, Paper Crafts, Techniques and Mediums
By Guest Bloggers Melissa + Kellie, from the blog Icing Designs.
Washi tape….love it!! We are sure you have heard of this fabulous Japanese, decorative tape that has taken over the craft world! It comes in so many amazing patterns and colors…some is even glittered! There are so many ways that it can be used from cupcake flags, to cake buntings to making packages pretty!!
Have you used it, if so what have you done with it? We just ordered a bunch of it…can’t wait to start using it!
Washi Tape is made from Washi Paper. The word Washi literally means WA (Japanese) and SHI (paper), Japanese paper, and is used in many traditional Japanese arts, such as origami paper folding. Tougher than wood pulp paper, Washi is commonly made from the bark of the gampi tree, mitsumata shrub, or paper mulberry, but also can be made using bamboo, hemp, rice, and wheat. Washi was originally developed from the traditional Chinese paper-making process.