Wednesday, 28 March 2012
Washi tapes, also known as Japanese masking tapes, are now a real mania! And since I discovered them, I've state my addiction to these cute and colorful tapes with which I love to decorate my agenda and my paper crafts. A thing that I love in these tapes is their amazing patterns. Initially, when they were launched for the first time by a Japanese manufacturer of normal masking tapes, "only" 20 colors were available on the market. Since then, the range of patterns was increased a lot and tapes with both simple geometrical shapes and more complex ones were released.
Yet the most interesting thing of these tapes is that, differently to other tapes, you can post and remove them afterward endlessly, without risking to damage the surface upon which you applied them! The rice paper and the gentle adhesive with which these tape are made is really surprising, and they worked very well also on paper leaving it perfectly clean... by this way I never end up with posting and re-posting them on my pics, cards, and other stuff!
And this passion of mine gets me the idea to create some stamps inspired to masking tape: instead to post and remove tapes, I tried to emulate their cuteness with touch of stamps that has patterns similar to washi tapes and also the shapes of little pieces of tapes teared out from a tape roll... with them I have created these little flags for my muffins, the little paper chain behind, and I get fun to embellish my agenda! I hope you like them, you can find a wide range of set on my etsy!
Etichette: Handcarved Rubber Stamps