Our fourth washi post (and last for the time being!) covers an adorable use of the sticky stuff. Check it out!
Those little banners are epic bursts of color! The easiest way to get this look is to attach the tape to strips of card stock to give it some body. Washi on its own tends to curl and is very, very thin and flexible; attaching it to card stock makes it easier to manage. Then, use a small square punch turned upside down to punch out the right-angle divot. SO EASY!
Now, there are certainly other things you can do with washi tape, such as using it as the ground for a scene or stamping on it directly (use Palette or StazOn ink for a nice, clean stamped image...water-based inks will bleed or pool, and pigment inks won't ever dry). But I hope that, if you've bought the stuff and were wondering what to do with it, these four posts have helped.
If you don't have washi, don't run out and buy any unless you really want to play. Several of you have noted in comments and emails that you can easily substitute patterned paper for all these techniques. Additionally, you can stamp faux washi in a variety of ways (Hero Arts and other companies have faux washi stamp sets, or you can adapt background stamps to make your own!).
If, however, you want to play around with something new, washi tape can be lots of fun!
stamps: Hero Arts
paper: Papertrey white, SU real red
accessories: washi tape, square punch