Washi Owl Canvas Trio

This is a really fun and inspiring project from My Mind’s Eye.  Washi (decorative) tape is very popular in Scrapbooking, Card Making, and Crafting.  I love working with it, and I don’t think you can ever add enough to your project.

Washi Madness

I would like to share with you how you can use tape on projects where you might ordinarily use paper or paint.  These darling Decorative Tape Owl Canvases are so fun to make.  This is such a great project. You can even get your kids or grandchildren involved to make one of their own.  Let’s get started.

Step One:

Gather supplies.  For this project, you will need three canvases, tissue paper, Mod Podge or matte medium, a paint brush, and your favorite MME decorative tape.

Note:  I prefer matte Mod Podge, or matte medium instead of glossy for my canvases.

Washi Madness

Step Two:

Apply a coat of matte medium Mod Podge to your canvas.  Not a real thin layer, but not dripping wet.

Step Three:

Cut a piece of tissue paper slightly larger than your canvas and crinkle it up.

Step Four:

Gently unwrap your tissue and place on top of matte medium Mod Podge.  Apply another layer of matte medium Mod Podge on top of the tissue paper.

Note:  When applying the matte medium Mod Podge on top of tissue, apply gentle pressure or the tissue paper will rip and lift from the canvas.

Step Five:

Remove tissue paper excess from the edge of your canvas.  Since the edge is wet, you can gently remove the excess by tearing the tissue paper away.

While your canvas is drying, you can get your washi tape ready for adhering to your canvas.

Step Six:

Apply your favorite My Minds Eye decorate tape to white cardstock. I used several patterns and designs to add more interest to my project.

Washi Madness

Step Seven:

With either your die cutting machine, a punch, or decorative scissors, cut zigzag chevron shapes from the washi tape cardstock sheet.  You can also cut the owl with your die cutting machine. ” When your canvas is dry, proceed to Step Eight”.

Step Eight:

Adhere washi zigzag shapes to canvas with matte medium Mod Podge.  Allow to dry completely.

Step Nine plus:

Decorate canvas with paint, rub-ons, stamps, spray mist, doodling, etc. and allow to dry. If you desire, you can seal your canvas with another coat of matte medium/Mod Podge, but it isn’t necessary.

Washi Madness

Washi tape is such an easy way of completing a project .  I hope you have been inspired, and you will have a very creative day working with your Washi Tape.

Creativity involves in breaking out of your traditional style.  Take a look at your project in a different way, and never hesitate to try something new.



Gessoed Canvas Mat


Mod Podge from Plaid


Decorative Tape from MMEWhite Tissue PaperFoam Brushes