This is “More details about various types of washi tapes – Part 2” of a 2-part series. Click here to read Part 1.
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This article is to further illustrate the variety of products in part 1. Here you can view more details about various types of washi tapes in assorted colors, patterns, themes and designs.
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For instance, you can find a different feel for the same theme. Let’s say travel theme, it can be cute and whimsical or it can be vintage and nostalgic as shown in the picture below.
However, these 2 items are no longer available in our store.
If you are interested, you may get mt travel way masking tape (the brown one in the image) here.
When I first came across washi tape, I’d no clue about what it was and how many in the market actually.
I’d heard about the pretty tapes on the internet and in the crafts magazines but just didn’t pay much attention to it until one fine day.
I stumbled upon them in a book shop and saw them in real. Honestly speaking, I was not sure what to do with the tape I bought other than wrapping up the books.
Not sure if you do this… I used to wrap all the textbooks and some other precious books and magazines with plastic sheets. And of course, normal cellophane tape was the only choice. It turned yellowish over time and became a kind of sticky and messy.
I think washi tape is such a fantastic alternative.
Not only does it beautify the books, but it’s also acid-free (for certain brands like mt masking tape and Aimez le style washi tape). Well, I’m not sure (yet to find out) if this applies to all the other decorative tapes in the market.
Anyway, it’s not that hard to pick the kind of paper tape (if you come across in your area) that I like in the bookstore since it only offered a very limited choice.
However, it’s so different in the internet world.
If you search on the World Wide Web, you will get tons of washi-tape-related pictures.
They already have hundreds of different designs, colors and styles in the mt brand alone. Moreover, they do have limited edition adhesive tapes for different regions and countries. Plus, they also offer “seasonal” products such as Summer Collection, Autumn & Winter Collection, Christmas tapes and so on.
mt masking tape series
Do remember there are many more washi adhesive tapes out there, with or without brands. For instance, some other famous ones are maste washi masking tape, Round Top masking tape, Shinzi Katoh masking tape etc. Similarly, some companies also come out with their very own deco tapes.
Besides, you have the option to buy a single roll or to collect them all in a series. They carry the same theme, say flowers, and offer in different colors.
Therefore, it’s really a lot to shop and buy.
I’m not sure if this is good or not so good. Even though we sell washi tapes online and get the chance to buy a lot more, we sometimes feel that our buying process is always in progress.
It’s very much like fashion, isn’t it? New designs, colors, styles and textures keep appearing pretty quickly. It’s kind of tough to keep up with the trend, don’t you agree?
The buying process will be easy if you know for sure what kind of designs you love. Most importantly, if you also know what your customers like. Otherwise, it could take a while to select because you are not certain what to buy or which one to start first.
Let’s see what’s in here regarding more details about various types of washi tapes…
As you may have already read in Part 1, I categorized the types of washi tapes into six different groups, namely theme, color, pattern, design, culture and texture. 1-3 three pictures are included for each category to show the differences.
Even if having the same theme, say food-related designs; it can give you different feel like simple and cute or colorful and bold.
So, what are the differences?
Note: You may click on the links / single image in the middle / suggested product list at the end of this article to view more or buy from affiliate partners.
I’d also like to mention that some items below may not be available anymore. Firstly, some could be discontinued. Secondly, even if you found the exact item, it could be existing stock that once it’s sold, then it’s no more.
Since there are too many to link each one, I selected a few affiliate links (here’s my affiliate disclosure) should you want to take a look.
Below is a wonderful example of floral-themed deco tapes. Different flowers and different colors of different sizes. (click to enlarge images)
Below is animal / encyclopedia mt tape. For instance, cut out and use as stickers for butterfly tape. Children can learn about animals from the middle tape.
And on the right, layer this tape with bear tape. (click to enlarge images)
Stationery… these are all mt ex series. (click to enlarge images)
If you are not sure where to begin using washi tapes, the colors are fantastic ones to start with. Treat them as color pencils! For instance, basic or solid, single color or different color combinations, bright or cool (dark), neon, pastel.
On the left is the bright colors set and on the right is cool colors set. (click to enlarge images)
In other words, this is another huge section in terms of patterns.
If you find the colors are too plain or the pictures are too sophisticated, then be mindful that you might get lost in the humongous selection of washi tape pattern! Too many beautiful tapes to choose from!
This is because you can certainly find any patterns that you like and layer or collage with different patterns.
Therefore, instead of adding all of them here such as stripes, hearts and so on, you may go to the “Product List” page to view more. I think this is the main reason that I (or we) get crazy about washi tapes. (click to enlarge images)
For example, bold, light, sweet, abstract, vivid, whimsical, funny, romantic, simple, complicated, vintage, cute.
Below are three distinctive designs in my opinion. (click to enlarge images)
Such as Japanese style design, Chinese style design, Nordic style, French style, English style, Morocco style.
That is to say that there are also decorative masking tapes that contain and reflect a particular culture. Say if you want to make a Chinese New Year card or plan an Oriental-themed D.I.Y. wedding, what about including this tape in your design like the image on the left below (Japanese style washi tape)? (click to enlarge images)
Below is the glitter washi tape as shown below. You’ll feel the surface is a bit rough due to the glitters. However, it’s surprising that you can tear the tape by hand. One downside is that it can be quite sticky sometimes.
These are the washi tapes in a nutshell. All in all, there are so many I haven’t included in this article. If I were to include everything here, it’d be a very long list!
Anyway, I will still be sharing with you other various types of washi tapes in different blog posts. Hope you enjoy reading so far and knowing a bit more about these little beautiful tapes.
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- Get washi tapes from Amazon or YesStyle (their selection is a bit different)
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