Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Washi Tape for Home Decor!

Hello Love My Tapes fans - Susie here today!  I really do *adore* my washi tapes and even find myself using them for home decor.  The project I am sharing today is the perfect example.  I used a classic color combination of black, white and bright pink to create a pretty, feminine and useful dry erase board!
You can find the tapes I used in the Love My Tapes Etsy store:
I found this acrylic frame in the clearance aisle of a home dec store at a 90% discount!  I love the scalloped edge!  The other cool feature of the frame is that it is 2 pieces of clear acrylic held together by really strong magnets in each of the corners.
I cut an 8x10 piece of white cardstock and matted it with black cardstock.  I love this Butterfly/Music washi tape!  It is over an inch wide and is so classy!  I put a strip across the top and bottom of the cardstock and added strips of the Hot Pink striped washi along the side edges.
I used a stencil to add the text by coloring through the stencil with a black micron pen.  I used bits of washi to hold the stencil in place.
I created a subtle background by stenciling butterflies onto the white cardstock.  I chose light colors so that when I wrote on the frame with a black dry erase marker it would be easy to read.
I have a stack of post-its I keep handy to mask off areas where I do NOT want there to be ink.
I blended 2 shades Distress Ink, Tattered Rose and Worn Lipstick
Here is the finished piece before I put it back into the frame...
...and here it is in use!
The dry erase marker wipes right off  and there is no danger of damaging the beautiful background I created.  It is perfect for leaving notes or making lists AND being stylish at the same time!  Be sure to check out the Love My Tapes Etsy Shop to see the whole range of washi tape and find something to perfectly accent your decor!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play (with washi tape) today!  

Products for Love My Tapes Dry Erase Board:

  • Love My Tapes Washi
  • TCW 6x6 Mariposa
  • TCW 6x6 Butterfly Meadow
  • TCW Life Bits - Right Now
  • Distress Ink - Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
  • Acrylic Frame
  • Cardstock


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