(Photo by Hello Sandwich)
For a little while now I’ve had a fascination for pretty printed Masking Tape (MT), otherwise known as washi tape. I encountered it first on the website of one of my favorite craft bloggers, Hello Sandwich. This lady is an intrepid, crafty Australian living in Tokyo. She works on creative projects like books about wrapping paper and such. The post that caught my eye was this one about the MT Expo. What?! I thought. An entire exposition based around masking tape!? Whatever will the earth invent next?!
But it’s all so colorful and useful and fun. In short, it’s like buying a huge roll of rectangular, flexible stickers. This puts duct tape art to shame, really, or is at least the cute younger sister to duct tape (so of course the Japanese would be the ones to invent it!).
(Photo by Nileey’s Sphere)
There’s a pretty good “What’s washi tape again?” primer over here, and a few nice projects/inspiration below:
- Hello Sandwich: Put washi tape on a plastic bag
- Hello Sandwich: Put washi tape on wrapping paper
- Nileey’s Sphere: Put washi tape on an iPhone cover
Careful though…I can totally see this hobby getting expensive…