Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Washi and tissue tape bound mini album

Hi everyone, just sharing another project I made yesterday and finished off today. My latest (of many) obsessions these days, are washi and Tim Holtz tissue tape. One of the many ideas I had to utilise all this tape yumminess is to use it for book binding! I wouldn't be surprised if other crafters have already used this method, but this is how I like using it :)

I haven't put anything inside of the mini ... yet. The main reason I went ahead and created all these crazy pages was that I wanted to practice using my few Distress Inks and basically work on my blending skills. So I grabbed some pre-scored white cards I had and chopped them half. I then used all my Hero Arts stamps and clear embossed all of the pages. After embossing, things got really inky and I had loads of fun trying out every outlandish colour combo that I could think of!

After letting the pages dry a little, I got around to binding the pages together. In total, I had 6 "signatures" or 24 pages including front and back covers. I just lined up my signatures and alternated with tissue tape and washi tape. Tissue tape and washi tape are very similar, washi tape feels a little sturdier than tissue tape, and tissue tape is much more forgiving and malleable than washi tape. What I love about them both is how easy they are to use and I can easily tear them off the rolls by hand. I added tissue tape around the front and back covers for extra sturdiness as I intend to stash this mini in my bottomless handbag ;)

The finished mini-album is 10.5 x 7.5 cm. Here's the front cover and slideshow of the mini album:

For larger photos please visit my Flickr set. 

Thanks for looking! Comments are much appreciated! Do post which page is your favourite.

Tania x


  1. I really like the way you used your Distress Inks. Your work has a nice, clean "feel" to it that I can appreciate. While I like "Sir t!m's" work, sometimes it gets a little dark for me. I like your lightness!

  2. Gorgeous little book! Well done! As for my favourite - all of em!