Washi Tape (Paperback)

101+ Ideas for Paper Crafts, Book Arts, Fashion, Decorating, Entertaining, and Party Fun!

By Courtney Cerruti

Quarry Books, 9781592539147, 128pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2014

List Price: 22.99*
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If you have never heard of washi tape, get ready to enter a bright new world of paper crafts! Originating in Japan, washi paper is stronger than wood-pulp paper making it perfect for use in projects like origami and scrapbooking. The tape is low tack and slightly transparent, in a mix of adorable colors and patterns, and a brilliant way to make all of your crafts even better. Perfect to use for parties. See how to create invitations, gift wrap, and goodie bags. Holidays have never been more colorful with ideas for ornaments, window adornments, and even garland. Decorations for your home and office are easy and inexpensive when you use washi tape. Wall décor, borders and lampshades can become unique works of art and give your home a personal touch. You can even use washi tape in fashion. Dress up your glasses, shoes and jewelry using these simple ideas and designs. And because it's safe to use on delicate items, washi tape is great for personalized gifts like vases and photo albums. Washi Tape by Courtney Cerruti offers 101 amazing ideas that will make this new craft tape your new favorite thing. It's safe to use almost anywhere and great fun for children!

About the Author

Maker extraordinaire, Courtney Cerruti (ccerruti.com) teaches at the San Francisco Center for the Book, and online at Creativebug.com. She studied painting at UC Santa Cruz and the University of Bordeaux in Bordeaux, France where she had her first exhibition and hosted many book making parties. In addition to teaching, Courtney is a freelance artist and avid instagrammer and pinner (on pinterest). In a previous life she did windows and display at Anthropologie as well as teaching and working at Paper Source. She makes something everyday and works mostly doing windows, wedding installations and set design. She is the author of Washi Tape and Playing with Image Transfers.www.ccerruti.com

Praise For Washi Tape: 101+ Ideas for Paper Crafts, Book Arts, Fashion, Decorating, Entertaining, and Party Fun!

"Mixed-media artist Cerruti (Playing with Image Transfers) has an extensive collection of washi tape, and she sings the praises of this versatile craft supply with a variety of small, easy projects ranging from the obvious (use washi tape to embellish a card) to the interesting (apply it to boring black heels for a pop of color) to the questionable (cut fake "rosy cheeks" out of washi tape and apply them to vintage photos). There aren't any instructions, but applying washi tape to a surface doesn't require a whole lot of direction, so the projects are pretty much self-­explanatory. ­VERDICT The book resembles a printed Pinterest inspiration board more than anything elseâ??lots of style and not a whole lot of substance. It's just a collection of pretty pictures of things people might want to make, all centered on the theme of washi tape." - Library Journal

"Washi tape landed in our offices (and our hearts) a few years ago, and has continued to gain popularity every step of the way. The transparent tape originated in Japan and comes in countless colors & cute patterns. It is only slightly tacky, which means it's safe to use on even the most delicate surfaces. In this new craft book, you'll find over 101 cute & innovative crafts where washi tape shines. Author (and maker) Courtney Cerruti shares ideas for home decor, entertaining, fashion, and fun. Since opening the book (and promptly reading it cover to cover), we've personalized gift tags & updated our iPhone chargers. Next on the list? Geometric wall art! Trust us, it's time to stock up on washi tapeâ?? you'll have a long list of fun projects before you know it!" - RueMag.com

"The title is spot-on; this book is chock-full of quick and easy projects that use washi tape as the prime material. From sprucing up switch plates and personal tech devices to creating custom wrapping paper, Courtney's book showcases the versatility of washi tape and the way its patterns can add color and detail in unexpected places. What I love most about this book â?? and washi tape in general â?? is that it's so flexible and customizable without a major commitment. " - Design Sponge

"The colorful Japanese masking tape is having a moment - crafters, designers, and more can't get enough of it. A new book, Washi Tape: 101+ Ideas for Paper Crafts, Book Arts, Fashion, Decorating, Entertaining, and Party Fun! by Courtney Cerruti, shares even more uses for the decorative tape." - ElleDecor.com

"If you need another reason to squirrel away a few more rolls of Washi Tape, meet your new enabler: Courtney Cerruti. The Bay Area artist treats readers to a playful craft collection that goes beyond utilizing the low-tack, decorative Japanese paper in mere scrapbooking projects and on gift wrap.... Bottom line: There's plenty of fun to go around, from a memory matching game and festive paper crowns to keepsakes, such as art pieces that capture a child's sweet silhouette." - San Francisco Chronicle

"Japanese paper tape has been a crafting darling for years, and Washi Tape by Courtney Cerruti offers unique ideas for dressing your surroundings with it. Perhaps the coffee table or your smartphone? The possibilities go on and on." - Mary Levitski, Canada's Style At Home Magazine

"Is there anything you can't do with washi tape? It's the best thing to happen to crafters since hot glue. It comes in a million colors and widths - and, according to author Courtney Cerruti, the possibilities are endless. After reading this book, I, too, am a believer. Washi tape makes everything better: brown bag lunches, coat hangers, even flower pots. If it will sit still long enough you can put washi tape on it and make it cuter. Since washi tape is easy to remove and reposition, it is also great for kids to craft with. Just ask my daughter: She is quickly depleting my stash." - Jen Perkins, Blogher