Watercolor + Washi Tape = Easy Mixed Media Layout

We hope you’ve enjoyed Washi Tape Week here on the blog. It’s been fun sharing projects our team has created using our new Animal Washi Tape Dispensers. Aren’t they just the cutest things?

We R Animal Washi Tape Dispensers by Aly Dosdall

Tessa’s up today to close out our week. Check out her gorgeous layout below!


Hello, hello! Tessa Buys here with the easiest mixed media layout you’ll ever make:

Washi Tape Project by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Begin with a white piece of cardstock, a few washi tapes, and watercolors to match. This cute rhino has made himself at home on my scrap desk and I couldn’t be happier about it!

Washi Tape Project Tessa Buys 2

Start by painting long strokes of watercolor across the cardstock. How much you overlap your colors or allow them to run into each other is completely up to you. Drip a few drops of color on your page, too. The next step is really important – allow your cardstock to dry. When my paper was just barely damp, I ran it through my Heidi Swapp Minc machine. The cardstock flattened out quite a bit and it finished drying.

Washi Tape Project Tessa Buys 3

Next, layer pieces of washi tape across your watercolor stripes. Washi tapes with a white base (like the pink triangle washi tape) will allow more of the watercolor to show through. Don’t be afraid of overlapping pieces of the same tape.

Washi Tape Project Tessa Buys 4

Add more washi tape to the bottom of your layout to create a border. Finish your page with photos, a title and journaling. Keep it simple and let the washi tape shine, or add embellishments.

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Even if you aren’t a mixed media-type scrapbooker, you really can’t go wrong with this easy technique. Washi tape and watercolors really can be friends! Enjoy creating.


Rhino Washi Dispenser with Tape



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