Style it with Washi

Kym, here, excited to share with you some of my favorite ways to use digital washi tape.  Awhile back, I pitched Gen a wild idea for some digital washi tape.  Most kits that contain washi tape are just little bits and pieces where you can “adhere” to paper.  I dreamed up of a 12 inch washi tape so that I could “tear” it to any length I wanted to.  I wanted to be able to customize the length of washi tape to fit any layout using a digital brush as an eraser causing a “tear” in the washi strip.  A few weeks later, Gen created “Elemental Kym’s Washi.”  Crazy ecstatic to have a kit that I longed for and more excited to have it named after me. folder

In case you are new to using a digital brush as an eraser, I have included one screen shot to show you.  In this layout, I used the long strips of Kym’s Washi as a clipping mask.  I clipped paper from Miss Molly to create my own washi tape.

1.  Load Gen’s .abr brush file from Elemental: Kym’s Washi

2.  Select the eraser tool

3.  On the top bar, make sure that “brush” mode is selected

4.  Select the “tear” brush you want to use and erase away

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In the screen shot, you can see the long strips of washi.  I used the digital tear brushes and cut them down to the size that I wanted. Then I just tweaked the location a bit.  Here is the final layout.

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Here are a few layouts that I’ve done that shows why having long strips of washi tape are ideal.

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From these examples, you can see that I used them as a mat for my photos or to create a border around my photo or layout.  The possibilities are endless.  But, if you still want to use it to just tack down a photo just take a small strip from Anchored Washi Tape Strips and you can create a super simple layout in minutes.

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I hope you enjoyed this short tutorial on using digital washi tape.

2 thoughts on “Style it with Washi

  1. Tammy Davis says:

    I love this! Will this brush work in PSE12? You are so talented, Gennifer! Thank you! Tammy

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  2. this is fabulous, Kym, thank you! somehow using it as brush completely flew over my head…

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