DIY: Washi Tape PortraitThursday, January 22, 2015
For the hubster's birthday, I wanted to surprise him with something personal and made by my own hands. I've been planning this since last month, and as I was browsing through instagram, I came upon Ge Mapa's account. She is a Filipino artist who makes artworks from Washi Tape. Of course, during this time, I did not know who she was so I did a little research and found her little niche in the web: Washi Machine and her Washi Tape Portraits.
Anyway, I tried to make my own version but it does not even come close to her works. But my husband loved it, nonetheless.
Materials you'll need:
- Acrylic sheet or Acrylic Clipboard
- Washi Tapes (the more the merrier)
- Exacto Knife
So here's how I did it:
First, a little photoshop to edit his picture. You'd want to use the stamp effect, you can adjust its smoothness and lightness. Print it out and attach it to the back of your acrylic sheet or, in my case, an acrylic clipboard.
And then, start sticking washi tape and cutting along the edges of the photo.
I'm so glad he loved it, even though I still need a lot of practice. Some edges were not properly filled with washi, but hey, it's my first time. Here's to more washi portraits!