Our First Washi Tape Adventure!

Do you collect Washi tape? Do you wonder what to do with it?

I used to laugh at friends who seemed to collect these colorful rolls of tape and I’d ask what they do with it. Then a friend gave me a set of rolls and I began to use some of the tape in my everyday journal. It was great because the tape was easy to reposition, stick down, and didn’t tear the paper.  

That is how I became one of those Washi tape people. In order for me to justify my purchasing Washi tape and taking up the space to store it, I knew I needed to use it. So this year one of my goals is to explore unique ways of using Washi tape as an art medium. I’m planning to do a number of Washi Tape Adventure Blog posts during this year.

Ways to Use Washi Tape

Here are some ways to use Washi tape in your journal. Much of my inspiration is coming from the mid-century modern style. First a review of some ways Washi tape has been used in my 2019 Word of the Year, Calendar journal:

Washi tape is a great way to separate quotes in a journal.

Washi tape candles can make messages special in: cards, calendars, tags, gifts

Like last month’s calendar, I’ve used Washi tape to add shapes and borders.

All the hearts are cut from Washi tape.

Use Washi Tape to Embellish Cards!

You can use Washi tape to frame the edges of handmade cards. Thin tapes were used for the patterned lines going across the nesting dolls above. On the card below, a strip of Washi tape on the post of the sign and the edges adds pattern and color to the birthday sign.

Simple Washi Tape Squares Make Special Pages

It’s amazing how a small cut squares can add pizzazz to a page.

It’s also fun to do with friends. My friend Kim and I have Washi Tape Adventures:

Sometimes we just need to play and have art making fun.

Washi tape is an easy way to make something special.

Until next time... have fun and keep on taping!

Living Your Word 2019 Opportunity!

Bernice Hopper, and Mary Brack, and I share insights through blog posts for keeping an Everyday Calendar Journal. We will be using the journal to record events, experiences and relationships; to explore our word’s meaning in visual and fun ways. If you would like to connect with others in creative way about organizing your word, your ideas, thoughts, prayers, events, or your projects all in one place, you are invited to join our Facebook group: Everyday Journals ~ Living Your Word of the Year.
URL for Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/203309083575277/

URLs for Instagram: #livingyourword2019


Bernice: https://newlycreative.com

Mary:  www.foundonbrighton.com

Valerie: https://valeriesjodin.com/blog/ (this one :-))

Stencils Used in This Post

StencilGirl® Products
Mid-Century Modern Banners
9×12″ L711

StencilGirl® Products
Doll Crowns

StencilGirl® Products
Nesting Dolls Stencil
9×12″ L694

Word of the Year – Everyday Journal Posts

A Gift of Peace ~ Shalom Prayer

The beautiful guiding prayer of The Maranatha Community has been read and heard by millions worldwide. It has helped transform my thinking and used to bring about inner healing. In this post I’ve use the sound-track from the original Shalom CD (with permission) to overlay it onto my original artwork to create this video rendition.

7 Reasons Why I include a Word of the Year in my Bullet Journal

Video and written reasons on the benefits of including a Word of the Year in a bullet/calendar/everyday/anything style of journal

A-Z Word of the Year Challenge Journal Pages

This post shows my finished journal pages of the A-Z Word of the Year Challenge & links including A-Z of my Mystery and applying it to a word of the year.

Reaching the Zenith with Zeal – A-Z Word Challenge

Moving toward a zenith, the highest point in life, with passion and zeal sounds fulfilling and to me. I would like to live with such purposeful intention.

Yearning and saying Yes – Y in A-Z Word Challenge

What I yearn for I tend to say ‘yes’ to. That is why it is so important to nurture my heart, be aware of what or who I give my heart to, what I focus on, and even what I see and hear.

How I Choose a Word of the Year

Video and written steps on how to choose a Word of the Year to focus on and live by. Visit my blog for creative ways to journal and live your word this year

The Treasure of X in the A-Z Word Challenge

The mysterious treasure and paradox of the letter ‘X’ in the A-Z of Mystery journal. Scripture and questions to consider in this journey of life.

Wisdom from Above – W in A-Z Word Challenge

Seeking wisdom “the ability to think and act using knowledge, experience, insight, understanding and common sense; unbiased judgment, and compassion.” What do I have grace and time for?

Vision – Valor – Victory ~ V in A-Z Word of the Year Challenge

V in the A-Z Word of the Year Challenge I was almost asleep one night recently when a phrase floated across my mind and I knew it spoke truth and asked to be written down. So I pulled myself out of bed and went to my journal to write: “Vision with Valor lead to Victory.” This got me thinking of what this means to me personally. I went to the first A-Z journal I did with Bernice Hopper’s challenge back in 2013. Here is my V for Vision for that: Vision is a key word for me right now, and… Read More

Living in Unity – U in A-Z Challenge

We are bound together in a common life. Seeking unity with one another is a worthwhile pursuit. “How wonderful it is…to live together in harmony.

Living Time Now – T in A-Z Challenge

“We live in the past of the future,” I heard Jonathan Cahn say. So I am choosing to make today count like a time traveler! It’s like I am actually able to go back in time and change the trajectory of my future. If I were looking back from tomorrow or next year, that is exactly what coming back to this moment would be like.

Shine Your Light! S in A-Z Challenge

It’s time to Shine! What does it mean to shine? “How do I shine as myself, with God, and others?” To shine looks differently for us individually, but my guess there are also some common things we long for, need, and value.

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