World of Washi Tapes – Discover The Magic Inside


I never thought of one day I’d be writing about masking tape.  I always tried to avoid using any masking tape that we usually see, for example, duct tape, brown tape, cellophane tape, PVC tape etc.  It’s sticky and also needs to use scissors or a tape dispenser to cut… what’s so great about it?

Duct tape, brown tape, cellophane tape and PVC tape are not masking tapes.  These are adhesive tapes or sticky tapes.  Masking tape is usually used to mask something (usually when painting) and is then removable.

Anyway, let’s put aside all the technical terms for the tapes mentioned above.  Honestly, I’m not sure how to differentiate those tapes clearly.  However, the one type of tape that I’m going to be talking about is different. (hey, or else you won’t see me writing about it here 🙂 ) 

And this special type of tape is much more fun and colorful and is called washi tape.

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There are various names for it that I’ve covered here.

Washi tapes have been around in the market for quite a while.  I just didn’t pay much attention to them until one fine day…

…some music washi tapes were sort of “saying” hello to me in a bookstore.  It’s exciting to see anything related to music.  The music washi tape was, of course, in my shopping cart and came home with me.

I shared this with my cousin.  We then went on collecting a lot more until we decided to sell them online.  Isn’t it wonderful to buy, sell and collect at the same time?


So, what’s the magic inside the world of washi tapes?

You can find all sorts of pictures, colors, textures and patterns on washi tapes.

It’s not necessary to be artsy or crafty because washi tape itself is already an art piece.  Just let your creativity run wild.

First lot of assorted washi tapes, masking tapes, decorative tapes |

First lot of deco tapes – first saw the white music notes and then the brown and the rest. Guess which one is the most expensive here? {answer below}


Why was it so popular that people were willing to line up to get into the mt expo in Taipei, for instance?  Yes, this was what happened in mt expo (at the time of writing this…Oct 2014).

If you haven’t read this article about mt expo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, click here to find out more!

Why are people crazy about these little tapes?  Why are people falling in love with them?  It’s so tiny that you might even overlook it at first glance.

However, once you get deep inside of it, it’s hard to get out!  But I believe it’s a good one!

As such, this blog is about washi tapes, crafts, stationery, encouraging words, gifts, freebies, printables and many more!          

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Of course, I will include some other interesting things along the way to complement them as things progress and change.  There will be many different arts and crafts that you can learn and start making.  So stay tuned for more updates!

But for now…

Are you ready?

Let’s head straight into the world of washi tape crafts and find out the magical part of many more items!  Come on in, go to the “Start Here” page to discover!

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{answer: the middle one… hearts in the sky}