Hey guys, Masha here from Masha Plans. Today we’ll be talking about using washi tape in your Bullet Journal.
I’ve been pretty crazy about it ever since I got my first one from Simply Gilded and realized that washi tape can be so beautiful!
So of course I was over the moon when I saw that Archer and Olive started releasing their own washi tape including some that were in their first subscription box.
Since I bet a lot of you have some washi in your collection as well, I thought I’d share with you different ways I love using washi tape in my journal.
As for washi, there will be tons from all over the place, but mostly from Simply Gilded as well as from Archer and Olive.
If you decide to buy some Archer and Olive goodies, be sure to use my code MASHA10 that will give you 10% off your order on all the items on the site!
Ok let’s get to it!
First of all, you can use washi tape to decorate your pages,
It’s a simple and fast way to add more fun to your pages and it can help you create a cohesive theme among your setup.
I love using washi tape to decorate my quote pages, or just full out some weird empty space I might have on my page.
HIGHLIGHT THE PAGE
If there is a page in your Bullet Journal that’s very important to you and you go back to it often, you can make it easier to find if you highlight it with some washi tape.
All you need for that is to add washi tape to the edge of your page and just like that you’ll be able to easily find it.
In my current journal I have highlighted my future log and grid guide - two pages I always look back at.
TO FIX MISTAKES
Before I ever developed my washi tape addiction I was using it to fix mistakes.
Misspelling is probably my middle name - as soon as my mind starts wondering I find myself having two Mondays in the same week or maybe a Frituday instead of Friday.
This can be easily fixed if you just add some dark washi tape to cover it up and write the correct word on the top.
There’re also these amazing washi tapes that have days of the week on them (like this one by My Inner Creative) which you can use to speed up your process of creating weekly spreads.
It’s fast, it's cute and you get pretty lettering in your journal even if you’re not that good at it yourself!
HOLLOWED OUT LETTERING
Another fun way to use a washi tape is by creating a hollowed-out lettering effect.
This isn’t something I use a lot but I think I really should because it’s super fun!
What you have to do is, you add washi tape and write your header on top of it, make sure that washi tape covers only the middle part of your letters.
When you’re done, take the washi tape off and write something in the empty space. Like, let’s say you used block letters to write MONDAY, then in the empty space in cursive, you can write December 21st.
So these are some of my favorite ways to use washi tape in my journal. How do you usually use it?
Keep Bullet Journaling and Don’t Be A Blob!