Thursday, November 29, 2012

washi workshop with melissa

December 1st is just a day away and I'm finally getting around to finishing up my Christmas Countdown.  Today I have a very simple washi workshop for you showing how you can use washi tape very easily to dress up your holiday projects.

I love the look of washi layered over vellum and glassine because of the translucent look it adds, so each of my samples today use washi combined with these elements.  

Washi is such a quick way to add character and color.  I've just layered strips of washi in different patterns and colors across the bottom of my glassine bags and in an instant, they are transformed.  I used Wide Green Washi and Pink Victorian Washi on this first bag....both so YUM!

A quick strip of Reindeer washi across this fun pink vellum envelope and you're set to go....truly the cutest washi on earth I think!

I used a strip of Red Chevron washi to secure the patterned paper around this spool...I love that washi tape can be repositioned for situations just like this.  Now the fun activity waiting to be explored on Dec. 7th can be unraveled and secured again for next year.

A quick banner created by folding Blue Picnic Table Plaid washi over a trinket pin makes the perfect embellishment.  

A bit of Freckled Fawn Woodgrain washi across the bottom of this bag and more Red Chevron...both perfect patterns for the holidays.  

Day 9 has a punch of Aqua Airmail washi layered over a green vellum tag and then another washi banner attached to a trinket pin created with Pink Picnic Table Plaid washi.

I used a variety of washi strips layered beneath a vellum layer here on this mitten tag.  I love how vellum can soften up bold colors and patterns in a hurry.  

I've still got a few more days to go until I'm done with my project, but with my handy stash of washi nearby, I will love every minute of creating!
Thanks for visiting and Happy December!


  1. Fabulous! Such pretty details on everything!

  2. melissa, this countdown project is lovely. it just makes everything seem warm and wonderful. thank you for sharing.

  3. So lovely. Great idea to tone down washi a bit with vellum.

  4. Just love washi tape and these are
    such cute projects!

    Carla from Utah



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