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Washi Tape Background and Patterned Paper

Let’s use up some of your washi tape hoard… or stash… to create gorgeous background and patterned papers for your scrapbook projects.

Watch this short video to learn the tips and tricks to put this quick and easy technique to use!

Technique for adding washi tape to make background or patterned paper:

1. Choose your washi tape. Will you use a repeating pattern or random placement?

2. Choose one washi tape and find others that work with it. Pay attention to colour, style, and width.

3. Will you leave space between the layers of washi tape, butt them up next to each other, or overlap them?

4. Will your washi tape be placed horizontally or vertically, or both?

TIP: If you are worried about making straight lines with your washi tape put a grid pattern behind the paper you are using, or use light pencil marks so you can make sure that your tape stays straight.

When you are done fold the edges of the washi tape around to the back of the paper. This will help to prevent the edges from folding up on the front of your paper.

Create your own background or patterned paper easily with washi tape!

Create your own background or patterned paper easily with washi tape!


Would you like to create a digital version of this washi tape paper? My friend Karen from Photos Kept Alive uses Panstoria Artisan and she can show you how to create a digital version of this! How cool is that?!! CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!


I hope you are ready to get creative with your washi tape! Feel free to share your creations in the comments or share them on the Scrapbook Wonderland Facebook page.

Let your creativity shine!



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  • Libby Wiers 27 May, 2015, 8:48 am

    Very nice way to use up tape!! I did a LO a while back with some tapes on the diagonal, but not to cover the whole page, just an added interest of color.

    • Alice. 27 May, 2015, 2:52 pm

      That’s awesome Libby! I’m laughing that I never mentioned diagonal now, it seems like such an obvious oversight! A little can go a long way. Looking at the pictures of this paper it seems a bit overwhelming, but when I add photos it will be great. Hmmmm…. sounds like I have some scrapping to do!