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I LOVE washi tape! I could buy it in bundles! Seeing as how I do all my scrapbooking on the computer, though, bundles of washi tape wouldn’t do me much good! It’s great that we can make our own and add it to our pages. The best part is, you can customize today’s washi template with ANY paper from ANY kit you’re working with! Here are the steps for creating your own custom piece of washi tape. Here’s an example of what it can look like at the end:
Start with the three layers of tape.
You can grab it from my resource library and the details for that are below.
Next, open the template in your program.
If you are using Photoshop, you can use the PSD file. It includes all three layers. If you are using a program that allows for TIFF files, that one is included as well. If you are working on a program that doesn’t allow for layered files, don’t worry, I included all three layers as separate PNG files that you can layer on top of each other.
See the layers:
Open the paper you want to use for your tape.
Once you have opened the paper, slide it onto the bottom layer (the one that is all black) and clip it to the shape. You’ll also want to hide the top two layers by clicking on the little eye to the left of each layer. This will let you see the paper you are adding and clipping:
Now you’re going to uncover the next layer
This is a grey textured layer that is just over the paper. Change the setting to Vivid Light. You may also want to lower the opacity on this if it is super bright:
Now uncover the top layer, by clicking on the eye again,
Change this setting to Soft Light. This is a good time to adjust any layers you need to using the opacity slider.
Now you can merge the layers together.
You are ready to open a paper and an element (such as a frame) to add your tape to:
I added a shadow to the frame and then added my tape. Once added, I changed the opacity to about 60-70% so it looks like the thin washi tape:
I also made a short video that walks quickly through each of the steps, using a little different piece of tape, but it will help give the idea, if you prefer to watch the steps above in action:
If you’d like to download the piece of tape I use above, as well as the pack from the video, you can find it under the Elements section of my Resource Library. If you are new here, you can fill out the form below to subscribe to my Resource Library. Once you subscribe, you’ll receive an email with the password to access the library and all the free resources there.