Thursday, January 3, 2013

Mixed Media Discoveries

Washi Tape - Check it out at www.wishywashi.com

What is it? Washi is a style of Japanese paper. Washi tape is made from Washi paper; commonly made using fibers from the bark of the gampi tree, the mitusumata shrub or paper mulberry, but also can be made using bamboo, hemp, rice and wheat.

What the heck can a mixed media artist do with Washi tape? Unlimited potential - This beautifully designed tape may be used on numerous projects. I encourage you to give it a try and please send me any photos of how you used it.

A little bit more about Washi tape - it is reusable and biodegradable. Just like masking tape it does come off...unlike duct tape it does not leave a sticky mess. The "coming off" obviously depends on what you stick it on...