Monday, 7 July 2014

Japan

Thank you everyone for the lovely comments on my Garden Party tag last week, I really appreciated it.  Weren't there some beautiful garden party pieces here?!  I'm sure we could have decorated somewhere beautifully with all the ideas posted.

Now this week, I have gone uber quick and easy, mainly because it's school holiday time and so crafting time is minimal. At first I didn't have a clue what I was going to do, I've been racking my brain since the theme was posted. I don't have any Japanese style stamps or papers, so I didn't know what to do. And then, the other day, I got a package from Japan..........


..............some Washi Tape. I like washi tape. A lot. Washi Tape originates in Japan and is like very pretty masking tape. Washi paper - Wa meaning Japanese and shi meaning paper - is typically made from natural fibers such as bamboo or hemp, but most commonly from the bark of trees that are native to Japan - the mulberry, the mitsumata shrub or the gampi tree. Washi tape is made from rice paper. If you would like to read more about it, you can, here. What I used on my tag are the newest members of my collection. I also made the tie from some of the fencing tape. Thank you for looking. See you again soon. Take care *hugs* x

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for the washi tape info, I didn't know that, and it's good to learn something new.Gorgeous tag, too. Hugs, Valerie

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  2. Beautiful tag.

    I have never used Washi tape but try some after reading your post

    Love Chrissie x

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  3. Great use of washi tape. I haven't seen any like that, it's lovely.

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  4. I love your washi tape tag - such great patterns and thanks for the info.

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  5. Lovely tag - so colourful. The washi tape is so unusual - I want some!!
    Carolyn xx

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  6. Your tag is a treat to the eye, and your post very educational, so thank you. Blessings, my friend!

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  7. I love the design of the washi tape you have used, I have never seen that one before. I only have a few rolls of very simple washi tape, but I do like it a lot.

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  8. Great washi tape tag! I love washi tape, and want some like yours! Thanks for the information too, it was very interesting. If we all go and buy lots of washi tape we will know who to blame!! Jane x

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