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How To Make A Fabulous Washi Tape Feather

Hello and welcome to this fabulous washi tape tip I have for you today.
It's going to be so fun and exciting!

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Read the Step-by-Step Guide Below:

To start, we're going to need a couple of things: washi tape, string, and some really small scissors. And if you've got it, some embossing powder and ink.


Step 1

So for today, we're going to make some beautiful DIY scrapbook embellishments, we're going to make feathers out of washi tape.

Let's start with cutting up some washi tape strips. I like to have about three layers on mine, though some people just use two and that's fine too. But when you have three layers, what it means is that your feather can be as wide as you like, and be a little bit thicker for the embossing part.


Then we're going to cut up some string, and that's going to be the spine of your feather.

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Step 2

And then I'm going to start by just putting one piece down, right through the middle. Try to get it straight, that is really important.


Step 3

Now, we're going to get another piece and then put it on either side like so, because we want our feather to be a little thicker than normal.


Step 4

After we carefully flip it over, we're going to fold the overhang to the inside, meeting both sides in the middle to where our string is.


Step 5

This is another important part: getting the shape and the length right. Now obviously this is ridiculously too long and I could probably make two out of it, so we're going to start with the top.

I'm just going to carefully cut the top to a point like this, and then trim the top off clean because we don't want anything sticking out.


Step 6

Now, here's the fun part where our washi tape feather will begin to really shape up, and this is why small scissors are important. Using just the tip and some of our scissor, snip away on the washi tape continuously with small spaces in between. We're going to mimic the fine fibers of a feather.


Step 7

The bottom needs to be, in my opinion, a little bit rounder than the top. But you'll get a feel for how you want yours to be. Make sure that you don't cut the string all off when you trim the bottom part, just pull it away to where you think the feather would come to an end as you cut the washi tape.


Step 8

Now, here's the fun part where our washi tape feather will begin to really shape up, and this is why small scissors are important. Using just the tip and some of our scissor, snip away on the washi tape continuously with small spaces in between. We're going to mimic the fine fibers of a feather.

Continue cutting away all around the washi tape. I would go over again the done parts and cut over them some more to create that texture and have an uneven, rugged finish for our feather.
Look how amazing that came out! With the gold washi tape we used, it turned out more gorgeous! You can use any washi tape you have but I would suggest going for something with a shiny finish. ✨ A unique embellishment for your scrapbook pages!

I hope you enjoyed this fun technique for today! Don't forget to check out this blog's video tip below, plus I have a special bonus tip for today as well.
Bonus Tip: Embossing your washi tape feather.
This step is optional, but I find it such a fabulous way to sparkle up our feathers more, most especially if you haven't used a shiny washi tape pattern for your feather. This will really make it shine!

As you would when doing embossing, we're just going to lightly dab on the sides of our washi tape feather some embossing ink. Next, we're going to pour our embossing powder on it. Shake off any excess powder to avoid clumping before you proceed to the heating part.
Be careful when using the heating gun, always keep the heat on the sides and avoid the string part as it may cause it to flame up.

And there you have it! I hope you can see how the embossing have changed the texture and look of our washi tape feather here. It certainly gave our feather a more rustic vibe, and of course, it shimmers!
You can create as many feathers as you like with different types of washi tape patterns! Here's how I used my feather embellishments on my page.

Thanks again for checking out today's blog tip.
Happy Scrapbooking! ❤️
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