So what is washi tape?
“Washi” actually comes from “wa” which is Japanese and “shi” meaning paper. So, it is Japanese paper tape (that is now made everywhere). And that is exactly what it feels like. It’s got an adhesive quality to it, but to me doesn’t feel as sticky as other tapes – which I like. It still adheres to craft surfaces well and you can put acrylic mediums on top of it.
What is washi tape made of? This is a quote from Wishy Washi:
“Washi tape is commonly made using fibers from the bark of the gampi tree, the mitsumata shrub (Edgeworthia papyrifera), or the paper mulberry, but it’s most commonly made using bamboo, hemp, rice, and wheat.”