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Washi tape is a multi-purpose type of masking tape you can use in your journals, artworks, cards and more. It’s the perfect material to decorate your paper, make borders or use directly as masking tape.
A quick search for "washi inspiration" on Pinterest and you'll figure out what the hype is about - Washi tape has become very popular, its low tack adhesive makes it perfect for working with paper as it allows you to reposition it easily.
Big YES! You can write over washi tape because it’s made of paper.
We recommend using Life of Colour paint pens over the washi tape to make cool patterns and decorate your planners, journals and cards with different colour combinations.
You can also write over it with any type of pencil, pen, acrylic paint, crayons and more!
Masking tape paper is usually lower quality than washi’s, and the adhesive is stronger - making it difficult to remove in certain situations, specially when working with watercolour and mixed media paper.
Another downside to generic masking tape is bleeding through the edges. Washi is very helpful for making sure your edges stay bleed-free and without any ripping.
The difference between washi tape and painters tape is a lot more noticeable. Masking and painters tapes are often confused, but painters tape is designed specifically for painting jobs.
Painters tape is built to be used with paint on walls and wood materials, but is not always the right fit for masking on paper.
There are many planner and bujo washi uses, some people use the washi as an accessory, holding other scraps of paper, while others use the washi to create sections and lines to write on.
Washi tape is a staple for bullet journal and no bujo kit is complete without a set of washi!
If you like to do art or junk journals, then washi can be your ally, being used as painters tape or masking tape for clean edges on your paper.
Adding a splash of colour to your gift wrapping can be a great detail. It’s also very important to know, since washi can be repositioned, people often save the little bits of washi and reuse it on their journals or for other gifts (it is a great improvement from cello tape).
Treating every envelope that leaves your house as a planner spread is a form of art that has taken off lately, bringing a whole new level to envelope design and customization.
Have you ever watched those satisfying masking tape peeling videos on Instagram? Did you notice most of them use washi tape? Painters tape can be harsh on paper, so a lot of artists began experimenting with washi tape to get clean edges on their pieces.
Enjoy creating art projects on virtually any surface: fabric, textile, canvas, metal, pottery, treated wood, plastic, stone, terra-cotta, polymer clay, rock & more. Resistant to water, fading, and abrasion
The Life of Colour experience goes way beyond buying our products. We have created so many ways for you to share your work with us and with all the other amazing people out there who are genuinely interested in your creative journey.
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