Hi, Victoria here. Welcome to my first post on Me Oh My! I’m really looking forward to this venture with Elisa and can’t wait for our crafty afternoons. Hopefully we will have many tutorials to come over the following months and hopefully long into the future.
Today I will start with my tutorial for Washi Tape pencils.
So Washi Tape, well I tried to steer away from the bandwagon for over a year since first discovering Washi Tape on Pinterest. Having finally fell to the pressure of the pretty tapes I really wish I had succumb to the lure of the Washi a lot sooner. I have fallen head over heels for the stuff. The variety of designs, the multitude of uses. It’s brilliant. Okay so there’s the background, now let’s get on with the tutorial.
You will need:
Step 1. Take your Washi tape and measure a strip the same length as the pencil. Stick the end of tape to the very top of your pencil, so that it is flush against the top edge or eraser casing. Trim the bottom of the strip with scissors, ensuring it is straight.
Step 2. Roll the tape on to the pencil from one edge to the other ensuring there are no lumps or bumps. Try to keep it running straight down the pencil.
Step 3. Now ensure your first strip of Washi tape is smooth and flat. I had a couple of bumps the first time but easily flattened them out. If flat, complete the steps above again to cover the remaining pencil. If your Washi tape is patterned try to align the pattern as much as possible to give it the professional look.
Step 4. Now admire your new customised stationary. Just perfect for the new school year (for those of you who are students or teachers).