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Busy, busy time but I did my two washi tape books finished that I mentioned on Tuesday.  I, actually, had plans to share something else with you but I have been crazy busy and I forgot.  But this is good.

Washi Tape Books Part TwoThis is the alphabet book.  I loved finding papers and coming up with creative ways to make them fit my letters.  In the end, the book is not exactly kid friendly since I went with words like Journal and Noir.  But it’s a fun and beautiful book for future play.

Washi Tape Books Part TwoI used a stencil and painted the letters on each page.  I started with white craft paint that I tapped on with a makeup sponge.  Some I added a teal glaze and/or black pencil to make the letters pop.

Washi Tape Books Part TwoFor the words, I just typed them up in word then cut and paste them on the paper.  I used wide Scotch Washi tape.

Washi Tape Books Part Two

Then I did a Halloween one.  (Well I made them at the same time since some things had to wait.)

Washi Tape Books Part Two

The technique I want to share is this page.  Double sided scrapbook paper is the bane of my existence.  I love it but I never can find a project that lets me show off both sides, until now.  I had these fun steampunk Halloween “tags” from a piece of scrapbook paper.  Since the other pages in the book were 8.5 inches and these were not, I opted to go with “framing them”.

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It was simple to just use the scraps from my other pages to make the frame.  I decided to go with four pieces per page and alternate them.  The ones on the sides faced the front while the top and bottom pieces faced the back.

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I used a little piece of electrical tape to hold the frame together.

Washi Tape Books Part Two

Then I added in my tag.

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Taped the card in from the back side.

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Flip.

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And taped in the other side.  For some pages, I covered the top and bottom with more electrical tape to get rid of the strip of white.  I did glue together the outside corners and added a little bit of electrical tape to the inside corners (which was covered when I taped the pages into the book).

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The end result of both books makes me very happy.  I hope you enjoy this last minute tutorial.

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