I love summer time! And this summer is speeding by way…too…fast! Yikes! So I decided to slow things down and enjoy a little arts and crafts time. I love washi tape and with all the beautiful and bright colors available, washi tape is a perfect medium to use for summer arts and crafts projects! Today I am sharing a really fun summery washi tape art project with you that I plan to hang on a clip board and display in my home. But you can easily convert this project to make a beautiful card, a framed piece of artwork or even a gift to give a friend or loved one. The possibilities are truly endless!
- Darice Washi Tape (Any variety you prefer)
- Silhouette Cutting Machine Or Darice Craft Knife Or Scissors
- Core’dinations Smooth White Cardstock (2 Sheets)
- Darice Tape Runner or Double Sided Tape
To begin creating this washi tape art project you will want to cut a design out of one sheet of cardstock paper. I used my Silhouette and downloaded a cute umbrella and beach design from the Silhouette Store. You can do the same thing with a Cricut or even a die cutting machine! But if you don’t have a Silhouette, or Cricut or die cutting machine, don’t worry! Just pick a design you love, print it on your card stock and then use an exacto knife or scissors to cut it out by hand! As long as you don’t choose a design that is too complicated, this is simple to do by hand in just a few minutes.
After your design is created, you will lay your cardstock with the cut out design on top of the second full sheet of cardstock. Use a pencil to trace the inside of the design onto your solid piece of cardstock. This will give you an outline so that you know what areas of your cardstock to cover with washi tape.
On the non-cut-out piece of cardstock, apply washi tape to the areas that have been traced on your paper. You can get as creative with the patterns as you like! But I tried to stick to colors that made sense (my sandy beach is made with gold washi tape, but the umbrella is super fun because it can be!)
Once the traced areas are covered with washi tape, use double sided tape to adhere both pieces of cardstock together!
You will see your pretty tape through your cut-out and your washi tape art is ready to hang however you like!
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Ashley is an interior designer turned DIY / Craft Blogger located in the Indianapolis area. Her passion for interior design grew into a love of creating and one day she just decided to start blogging about it, at Simply Designing! Ashley loves power tools and her hot glue gun, but her sewing machine slightly scares her. She loves life and finds joy in the simple things! Ashley loves her family and friends and is a firm believer that a good cup of hot chocolate or ice cream cures most things. She is grateful for all she has every single day.