I hadn’t discovered the wonder of Japanese Masking Tape until I saw a big display of it at Loft in Kyoto. It is made from Washi Paper and comes in such an amazing array of colours and designs. It is the perfect medium for some quick crafting and I think it will be popular with Sarah and her friends. I only wish I had bought more!
I was dying to try it so I made up this little gift bag this morning. Decorating the wooden peg was lots of fun – I now need to get some smaller pegs – I think decorated pegs will be appearing on lots of gift packages this year:)
I bought a book “How to Use Masking Tape” (ISBN 978-4-05-404387-9) which is full of fun ways to use the tape in card making, gift wrapping, stationery, and on the table. Here is a peak at some of the projects.
I did a quick search this morning and found some blogs with other great ideas. For more project ideas check out Happy Tape, Craftapalooza, and Cucumbersome. I was relieved to find there are a number of tape suppliers in Australia and on Etsy.
I now have more mundane things to do – taking up school uniforms etc. Hope to be back soon with more Japanese inspired projects. Sarah is working on one right now!
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