Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Washi Tape Art

Washi, washi, washi!!  That is the cry at my house when a new batch arrives, or when I have it out working.  This week I made two washi-tape fish.  They are Rainbow Trout! :D

 This first one is about 9 inches long.  It was for a private swap, and has some fun text on the back about where it was caught, by whom, etc.

This one was a request from a pen-friend in the Pilippines, and has blue tapes on the other side.  Of course I failed to photograph the second side before I mailed it...

I used old ratty file folders for the base, then freehand drew the fish on them.  I tore little strips of washi tape--about 3/4" long, and put them down, overlapping the outer edges, then I folded the overhang under to the back.  When I glued down the other piece on the back it sealed the edges and helped keep things from coming apart.  Then I added the glitter in all the different colors.  Both fish have "lips" and if you look closely you can see them. The eye on the second fish is also made from washi tape--it is the wheel of a bicycle.

3 comments:

Rob-bear said...

Good grief! You move to a new spot, and the first post tells you are washi-ed up! Hope you keep having fun.

Blessings and Bear hugs!

JoJo said...

I love how the fishie came out!

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