Hi everyone! Jen Chapin here, and I am really excited to be here today sharing a project with you on the blog. I was inspired to create a layout using washi tape as a mat for my photo and title.

Tip: This is a great way to create a page without using any patterned paper!

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I started by gathering quite a few different rolls of washi tape. I collected different patterns, making sure to keep them all cohesive.

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I chose to use a piece of gray cardstock for my background since I knew that the colored washi tape would stand out well against it. Using a ruler, I lined up the first piece of red tape then used that as a guide to ensure all the others were straight.

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After the washi was adhered to my background, I placed my photo and title. I decided to go with a black and white photo so as not to compete with the colorful washi tape. I also chose a white title to stand out against the colors.

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After committing to my photo and title, I used embellishments to complete the rainbow theme. As you can see, I used yellow embellishments over the yellow tape, blue embellishments over the blue tape, and so on. This is a great way to coordinate embellishments with the colors in your layout.

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Thank you so much for coming by the blog today! I hope you’ll try making a layout soon using washi tape as a background. It’s really fun and such a great way to use up that huge stash we all have.

Have a great day!

~ Jen Chapin

We are thrilled to welcome Jen Chapin to our Creative Team this year! Her beautiful work and passion for papercrafting will have our readers inspired all year long! You can find more of Jen's beautiful work in these places:

Instagram:  @jenchapin

On her blog: http://jenchapin.blogspot.ca/

On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/chapin2508