How to Make Diy Washi Tape

by Cory Richards


  • White tissue paper
  • Double sided tape
  • Scissors
  • Watercolor paints
  • Black stamp ink
  • Stamps
  • Bone folder
  • Paint brush
  • Mod podge
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    First, you'll need your white tissue paper & double sided clear tape

    Step 2

    Second, you will place your double sided tape onto a strip of white tissue paper

    Step 3

    Make sure to cut the end off

    Step 4

    You will need your bone folder for this part...

    Step 5

    Flip over the tissue paper with the tape facing down. Use your bone folder to apply pressure so that the tissue paper will stick better to the tape

    Step 6

    Next, flip the tissue paper over so the tape is facing up. Take your scissors and cut along the line of the tape, trimming the extra tissue paper off.

    Step 7

    Cut off the extra tissue paper on the other side, too.

    Step 8

    This is what it should look like so far.

    Step 9

    Next, grab your water color paints. ( they can be the ones in the palette from grade school )

    Step 10

    Spray the desired color with water

    Step 11

    Dip your brush in a jar of water

    Step 12

    Dab the desired color (I'm using a yellow)

    Step 13

    Apply the color you choose to the tissue tape. Be generous with color, use less water to get a more vibrant color.

    Step 14

    This is how it should look. Pick it up and move it to a different spot to let it dry.

    Step 15

    You will need a stamp and your black stamp ink. I'm using a bee stamp

    Step 16

    Dab your stamp in the ink

    Step 17

    Carefully align where you want your stamp to appear on your tape. Note: the stamp I am using does not entirely fit on the tape, that is ok.

    Step 18

    As you can see some of it isn't on the tape. That's the look I'm going for.

    Step 19

    Reposition your stamp for the next image. Do this for the remaining of the tape.

    Step 20

    I stamped a random pattern and this is how it looks.

    Step 21

    Remove it from the stamping spot and move it off to the side to let it dry.

    Step 22

    After the ink is dry, grab your mod podge ( I'm using a gloss finish)

    Step 23

    Dip your brush in the mod podge just to get a little bit on your brush.

    Step 24

    Apply directly onto the tape.

    Step 25

    Make sure you cover the whole thing. (Just a light layer)

    Step 26

    This is what it should look like.

    Step 27

    Again, remove the tape from the mod podge area and set it off to the side to dry

    Step 28

    Let it dry

    Step 29

    Vvvwaahhlah! Your diy washi tape is complete! The mod podge will not only hold in the ink from the stamp but it will also make the tape appear a little bit translucent!

    Step 30

    Step 31

    You can now use your very own tape where ever you desire! On greeting cards, art journals, etc. (: thanks for viewing! 💜