I remember back in grade school the first time I was handed scissors, a few sheets of colored construction paper and shown how to cut strips and then weave them into a new sheet of paper. That was truly magic for me as kid, and still is a paper treatment that I love many years later. With the Hambly Washi tapes being so fun, colorful and in different widths, it was a must do to try and weave them to create a new background.
I started by picking a few colors and widths and prepared a card base. I started with a card so that I could get the hang of it before trying it on a larger size canvas.
In the top left corner start with two pieces that are the height of the card and one that is the width. Place the piece that goes the width down first, the first of the height pieces over the top of it and then place the second underneath.
Continue to add pieces to the width and alternate over and under, as well as adding pieces to the height and weaving those through as well.
To make it a little easier, I would use the sticky part of the washi to loop over the top of the pattern and keep it out of the way while I would add the next row.
Finish up by sticking the last edges down and then adding the desired finishing touches.
I stitched around the edges, die cut some shapes and added a rub-on from the summer release that was the perfect touch. A fun and easy card, now that I know the pattern and how to make things going a little more smoothly I am ready to tackle doing this for a background on a layout.