Washi masking tape: The next big thing in nail art?
It’s so hard being innovative in the world of nail art since it’s populated by super talented and creative artists. Do I have the next big thing in nail art on my blog today? We’ll see. I never saw this before and maybe I’ll be the first one to present this to you… Drumrolll… Using Washi masking paper as striping tape.
Washi masking tape originates from Japan. It is really strong while being super thin. It’s usually made with rice paper or from the pulp of some type of shrubs. It’s very popular in bookscraping. You can find it in arts and crafts store. I found shops on Etsy that sell a myriad of these: Neon, silver, gold, lace, chevron, cute prints.You can also find it on Ebay, Amazon and online paper stores.
This packet containing 2 rolls cost me 3.99$. The tape is 3mm x 10 m. Here’s the link to the original manufacturer:
Washi masking tape is super easy and fun to work with. It’s completely repositonnable and it doesn’t leave a glue residue. As striping tape, it leaves a clean line. It’s semi-sheer. It really “melts” with your polish. Unlike striping tape, it does not curl and is by far friendlier to use. The slimmer washi paper I found is 3 mm. So it’s about 2 X the width of regular striping tape.
I made a couple of tests on a nail wheel and it is awesome. Every nail is protected by a thick coat of Seche Vite.
I love this so much, can’t wait to use it in my next mani. What do you think? Do you find using striping tape as difficult as I do? I can see using larger rolls of washi paper and cuting them to fit my nails. They have so much beautiful motifs, designs and colors. will you give it a try ?