Washi tape?

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Washi tape?

Postby t&n's mummy » 29 May 2014, 13:03

I really like the idea of decorating pegs with this stuff and maybe a few other bits I have seen on Pinterest. But I can't decide what colours to get, I started off thinking a nice selection of different colours would work well but then I really like the idea of having lots of patterns in one colour. Whichever way I go, I am bound to find something that requires the other combo so what do you do with it and what colours have you got? I found a nice little shop on ebay doing them for £1.50 ish a roll but they have so many colours... http://stores.ebay.co.uk/joeandflo?_trk ... 7675.l2563
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Re: Washi tape?

Postby Turtle'sMammy » 29 May 2014, 15:23

Can you just buy a roll in the shop and see how you like it? I find it a bit frustrating. It's not very sticky. And the patterns never line up.
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Re: Washi tape?

Postby t&n's mummy » 29 May 2014, 15:42

I haven't seen it in any shops locally, otherwise i think I would already have lots, I really struggle with choosing colours etc online.
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Re: Washi tape?

Postby Turtle'sMammy » 29 May 2014, 16:00

Stationery shops?
I have a good few colours and patterns. I think complementary colours would be good.
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Re: Washi tape?

Postby Disco » 29 May 2014, 16:34

wow, so much choise, bookmarked! I've only bought it once from etsy. I use it to jazz up wrapping presents/orders with plain paper. Don't know how well it would stick to pegs, ias tm said its not THAT sticky...
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Re: Washi tape?

Postby Turtle'sMammy » 29 May 2014, 16:43

You'll have to use mod podge/some other kind of glue. It's masking tape in pretty colours.
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Re: Washi tape?

Postby t&n's mummy » 29 May 2014, 17:06

Oh no so it probably won't stick to glass that well either then, how disappointing, well saved a few £s...
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Re: Washi tape?

Postby Turtle'sMammy » 29 May 2014, 17:25

Not so well. I can't even get it to stick a postcard to the wall. Or a mirror.
I managed to cover some containers and a clipboard but I had to Sellotape it too.
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Re: Washi tape?

Postby Treeb » 29 May 2014, 17:59

I've had fun with it a bit, but mostly find myself using it for projects with L. He loves to sit and pull as much as he can off the roll, and stick it on and off of things. Also works well for making shapes on a wooden floor for shape games, and pulls up easily with no harm to the floor. I love all the patterns and colors you can get, but I do wish it was a bit stickier!
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Re: Washi tape?

Postby Mummyto1 » 29 May 2014, 18:31

I like it because of the fact it doesn't stick too hard. It's good for putting photos, postcards etc on the wall which I change regularly and it doesn't take off the paint or leave marks.

I actually think it would stick ok to glass or pegs without adhesive but I wouldn't expect it to be really long lasting, that's all. I decorated old metal tea light lanterns with it and they live outside. The colours have faded over the last 18 months or sun/rain but the tape is still stuck!
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Re: Washi tape?

Postby Svea » 29 May 2014, 20:19

T&n, tiger sells rolls of washi tape for £1. We have a tiger in lewisham shopping centre...
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Re: Washi tape?

Postby robyn » 29 May 2014, 20:24

masking tape varies massively in its stickyness, washi tape is probably the same. If you press masking tape down hard with your nail it sticks for much much longer (I'm a bit of a masking tape connoisseur - I use it to make puppets)
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Re: Washi tape?

Postby t&n's mummy » 29 May 2014, 20:38

<whispers> I have never been to lewisham shopping centre, it's too scary, or tiger, what is that?
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Re: Washi tape?

Postby FestiveTidings » 30 May 2014, 05:46

Tiger is a shop that sells "stuff".

http://www.tigerstores.co.uk

I love it :)
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