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DIY Washi Tape Clipboard + The Washi Tape Crafts Book You Need!

Good morning you guys! If you don't know what washi tape is, you must be really new to the crafting world. It became a trend in crafting a few years ago, and is still going pretty strong. It's cute, sticky, and removable. What's not to love, right?

Today I am thrilled to be reviewing the book Washi Tape Crafts by Amy Anderson. Amy is the creator of the blog Washi Tape Crafts and she complied 110 different projects into 1 book!

Photo by WASHI TAPE CRAFTS by Amy Anderson/Workman Publishing

From the publisher-
Fun, removable, and remarkably easy to use, washi tape is endlessly versatile. Use it to design coasters, create faux wallpaper, and brighten up a chair - or gussy up a Halloween pumpkin, make fluttery feather napkin rings for Thanksgiving, or craft a modern Menorah or jolly Yuletide candles. You can even use it to fashion a clutch, make a statement ring, or add unforgettable flair to your bike! The only washi tape craft book for the whole family that’s packaged with the tape itself—ten rolls of tape (18 feet each) in custom-designed patterns made especially for this book—Washi Tape Crafts is a complete kit at an outstanding value that’s packed full of 110 amazing projects that include everything from one-of-a-kind gifts to home decor to jewelry to holidays and celebrations. All you have to do is peel, stick, and create! 

 Honestly, I've read through a couple of other washi tape books in the past and have always been a bit disappointed. I've never found projects in them that just wow me, or have great information that isn't already obvious.

What I love about Amy's book is:

  1. The amount of projects. 110!
  2. Chapter 1 is all about tools and techniques. Amy tells you what washi will/will not stick to.
  3. Basic techniques. Amy shows how to tear washi tape, how to get clean edges, how to get decorative edges, how to get clean corners, how to print on it, etc. She shows you everything.


The book is small and adorable. Possibly the cutest craft book ever. :) Some of the projects are super easy, while some are more complicated. It's a good mix.

The wonderful folks at Workman Publishing are allowing me to share a tutorial from the book with you! So read on to see how you can make this washi tape clipboard.
Photo by WASHI TAPE CRAFTS by Amy Anderson/Workman Publishing

Supplies:

  • Clipboard with removable clip
  • Screwdriver
  • Paint Brushes
  • Acrylic Paint, in white
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Washi Tape
  • Tweezers
  • Craft Knife and Cutting Mat
  • Decoupage Medium (optional)


1. Use a screwdriver to take out the screws holding the clip in place. Remove the clip from the clipboard and set aside all hardware.

2. Paint the entire clipboard with acrylic paint. Layer on two to three coats and let dry.

3. Measure approximately 1.5" down from the top of the clipboard on either side and mark with a pencil.

4. Run three strips of washi tape across the top from left to right, overlapping them slightly and lining up the patterns on the tape.

5.Place 2 strips of a different color washi tape right below the three strips applied in step 4.

6. Repeat step 5 below, using a third color tape.

7. Repeat steps 5 and 6, alternating colors, until the entire clipboard is covered.

8. Use the ruler as a straight edge, and gently score tape along 1" diagonals in both directions.

9. Use the tweezers to peel up the tape as desired to reveal the white paint below in triangular shapes.

10. Flip the clipboard over and trim the excess washi tape from around the edge. Optional- Paint decoupage medium over the surface to secure the tape and make it more durable.

11. Use the screwdriver to reattach the clip.


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I decided to make my own washi tape covered clipboard, although I did it a little differently. I skipped the painting and scoring steps, and just created a fun washi tape pattern.


One more amazing thing about this book- It comes with 10 free mini rolls of washi tape!

My opinion- If you buy any craft book, buy this one!

You can purchase Washi Tape Crafts on Amazon.

More About Amy Anderson

Amy Anderson is the creator of washitapecrafts.com, modpodgerocksblog.com, and the author of Mod Podge Rocks! She writes and crafts from Atlanta, Georgia, with her dogs, Roxie and Yoshi.


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This is a sponsored post written by me for Amy Anderson & Workman. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my thoughts.
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