Eye-catching Washi Tape Photo Background!

Creating an eye-catching page entails a precious photo and a creative backdrop!

For today's tip, I'm going to share with you a simple yet effective background technique that will help you create breathtaking layouts!

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Wait! Now That You Have An Amazing Photo Background Ready, Then You'll Need To Start Incorporating Them To Your Layout....Let Me Show You...

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Read the Step-by-Step Guide Below:

Step 1

The things that you'll need are: multiple washi tapes, white paper, paint (preferably 3 different colors) and brush , card stocks, and your lovely photo!

Let's get creative!
Washi tape photo background materials

Step 2

Get your first paint and scrape some on to your paper.

The first one that I used is light magenta. I watered it down and added some white paint just to soften up the color as I do not want it to be too saturated.
light magenta
light magenta on white paper

Step 3

Doing the same procedure, move on to you next paint color. As for me, my second one is a mineral gray.

Do not worry too much about where your brush strokes go, as long as it stays on the right side of your paper then you'll be fine.
mineral gray paint

Step 4

Paint on the last color. Mine is a lovely green color.

Just a tip: Make sure that you are able to paint on the top and the bottom part of your page.
green paint
You can also add a few bright specks of your paint that are not watered down to create a wonderful effect!

After you're satisfied with the strokes, set it aside to dry.
paint specks

Step 5

Next is to prepare the washi tapes.

One awesome tip that I can share with you is to adhere your washi tapes on to white paper, because if you add them directly on your paint or anything that is darker underneath, it makes it look a little bit dull.
washi tapes
Once adhered to a white paper and have a solid appearance, you can cut them into strips. You can either leave the white bits on either side or you can make it a little bit smaller. Whatever works for you! This trick gives you lots of flexibility.
washi tapes on paper cutter

Step 6

What you are left with is a variety of washi tape strips! You can now start positioning them on your page. You can even trim some as well for a lovelier effect.

As for me, I've divided them in half and cut some off with a diagonal at the ends just to give it a really nice finish.
washi tape strips
washi tape design

Step 7

Once you are happy with how your washi tapes are positioned, you can now tear bits of your cardstock and turn them into a wonderful photo mat.

I made mine look fun and rustic to match this awesome beach photo with my son.
torn cardstock
cardstock photo mat
Just add a few embellishments, a title, and some journaling and you're done!
Washi tape photo background finished product
Did you have fun playing around with those lovely washi tapes? I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!

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