Hello all. There has been a lot going on and for several weeks now (I think a couple months), I’ve been wanting to share the below project with you. How would you like to create your own cool, unique washi tape? I did some playing a couple months back. You can see the print I pulled as well as the washi tape I created.
If you’re new to the Gel Press Plate, I encourage you to hop on over to Gel Press to explore the endless possibilities. They have a great YouTube channel and Facebook group too.
If you’d like to give making your own washi a try, feel free to see what I did below.
Looking for ways to use washi tape? Art Journals, Bible Journaling, Creative Planning, and more? Here is an article on 25 Cool Ways to Use Washi Tape.
Here’s what you need:
- Gel Press Plate (and size will do) I used a 5 x 7
- Gel Press Brayer
- Medical Paper Tape or Dina Wakley’s Mixed Media Tape (blank)
- Acrylic paints of your choice
- Stencils and stamps of your choice
Using your Gel Press Plate, a brayer, create a surface by layering paint, stencils and stamps on to your plate. Pull out some of the tape off the roll (as much as you’d like to use. Allow to dry. Then coat plate with a layer of neautral paint. Then placing the tape (non-sticky side down) lift the print off the plate. You can overlap a little as it won’t really matter.
After the print is transferred to the tape, go ahead and use the washi right away or store on a piece of non-stick paper such as the backing of a sticker sheet or lightly roll back on to the roll.
Will you be giving it a try?
Warmest creative wishes,
Daughter, Wife, Mother, Friend, artist, vintage loving, law enforcement officer, Southern Californian, God and country loving girl who loves to meet like minded creative people, share life with new and old friends. Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. ~André Gide