Today I am excited to share with you my Review of Amy Anderson’s new book Washi Tape Crafts: 110 Ways to Decorate Just About Anything (Workman; October 2015). I was sent this book by Workman Publishing to review and wow, right from the get go, I was amazed at all of clever ways to use Washi Tape! Plus 110 craft projects? My goodness that’s a lot of crafts for a little roll of tape!
Let’s start at the beginning ~ What is Washi Tape? If you haven’t heard of this latest craft phenomenon then let me tell you what it is and what it can do. Washi Tape is a thin colorful patterned tape made from Japanese rice paper. It’s so fun to work with, completely removable, and remarkably easy to use. You can use it to add a design to something or dress up just about anything. The ways to use this tape are virtually endless.
Being an experienced craft blogger you know I had to try some of these projects out! I have a few favorites from the book already. The Feather Napkin Rings for Thanksgiving are just beautiful, the Shipshape Wall Art is awesomely clever, and the Quick & Easy Gift Tags I just had to try.
The best part is Amy’s Washi Tape Crafts Book comes with ten rolls of tape (18 feet each) in custom-designed patterns made especially for this book. It’s a complete kit that’s packed full of amazing projects that include everything from one-of-a-kind gifts to home decor to jewelry to holidays and celebrations. All you have to do is peel, stick, and create! So you can make something as soon as you get the book! So fun!
I decided to try one of her projects to show you just how easy they really are. Here’s my tutorial version from the book for the:
Quick & Easy Gift Tags
- Washi Tape in Metallic Gold & Red
- Wood tags
- Metallic floss or bakers twine
- Fabric pen, black
- X-acto knife & mat
First, write a saying on your tag with a fabric pen.
Tip: Fabric pens do not bleed on wood, so your saying will stay neat and crisp.
Cut pieces of Washi Tape by pressing them into a mat and cutting them lengthwise into strips using an X-acto knife. Place pieces of tape on the tag as shown. Add a string and that’s it!
You made a one of a kind super simple Washi Tape Gift Tag!
How easy was that?
All in all, I really loved this book and my daughter has even borrowed it from me a few times for her own projects. There are beautiful clear photos for all of the 110 projects and a special basic and advanced techniques section in the beginning of the book. So even if you haven’t worked with Washi Tape before you’ll be able get the best results possible for the projects in the book. It’s sure to keep those tape savvy crafters busy for a while.
This would make a fantastic gift for that special hard to buy for creative person on your list this holiday season! Everything in the book is so simple to create. Kids, teens, and experienced crafters will love this gem of a book.
More about the Author~ Amy Anderson is the creator of washitapecrafts.com, modpodgerocksblog.com, and the author of Mod Podge Rocks! She writes and crafts from Atlanta, Georgia, with her dogs, Roxie and Yoshi. #washitapecrafts
Washi Tape Crafts by Amy Anderson Review
This is a sponsored post written by me for Amy Anderson & Workman. The text and opinions are all mine. This post contains affiliate links, I will be compensated if you make a purchase. Hey, this girl needs to buy craft supplies!
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