Do you love the festive fun of decorating Easter eggs but hate dealing with messy dyes and glue? If so, try decorating them with Japanese washi tape!
Washi tape, sometimes called tissue tape or paper tape, is a high-quality masking tape made of rice paper that comes in a wide variety of patterned and bright colours. Developed in 2006 by a group of Japanese artists, it has now become a huge hit with artists, crafters and design lovers around the world. You can easily use the tape in a number of different ways to decorate Easter eggs. We’ve experimented with horizontal and vertical stripes, criss-crossing colours and even cutting a multitude of tiny little pieces to create a mosaic effect. The best part is the fact it’s easy to tear, stick and reposition, the low tack makes it easy to use and re-use so you can experiment with a number of different styles of your own without being worried about making mistakes while enjoying your egg decorating.
Look for washi tape in local craft and paper shops. I found mine at The Paper Place in Toronto, you can also order it online at CuteTape.com and Omiyage.ca. Crafters beware – these cute and multi-purpose tapes can become a major addiction!
Craft by Sharalee Mushore and Camille Byrne.