Washi Tape Wall Art

September 6, 2011Sarah Khandjian

As you may have noticed by now, I’m a huge fan of washi tape. The thin, Japanese crape paper tape is so pretty and has so many uses. Several months ago, I purchased several small canvas at the local art store. I finally got around to using them this weekend.

I used several shades and patterns of washi tape to great simple geometric patterns on the canvases. In a few minutes I had art ready to be hung in our guest room.

If you’re addicted to washi tape too, here’s what you’ll need to make this: a few canvas (I prefer the gallery ones, meaning those without the staples on the edges), washi tape, and an X-acto knife.

Then create whatever pattern you wish! I just eyed it, I prefer when things are just quite perfect. If you rather use a pencil to mark the canvas, remember that the pencil lines will show through the lighter colored tape.

When you layer the washi tape it creates beautiful variations in value.

In the one above and below I used the X-acto blade to round the edges to the tape. I trimmed the tape after I adhered it to the canvas.

I hung the collection of canvases in the corner of our guest room, perpendicular to the wall that has our lovely Amy Ruppel tree Blik wall decal.

My amazing mom got me tons of washi tape last Christmas, when they were selling it at her West Elm. You can also buy  it here.

If you decide to make a few washi covered canvases, I would love to see your results!


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