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Rustic Washi Tape Christmas Tag

Christmas Tree Tag with Joys Life Stamps w

This technique is super fun!  You can create a wood paneled look to your projects by covering them with Washi Tape and simply adding Gesso and Gelatos.  Here's how...

Washi tape gesso supplies w

Grab some Gesso, washi tape, chipboard and a foam brush. 

Washi tape onto chipboard w

Cover the chipboard with Washi Tape.  I decided to layer mine starting with a wood grain at the bottom because I planned on putting the base of the Christmas tree there.

Big shot top note die w

After you've covered your chipboard with the Washi Tape, cut it in the shape you prefer.  I'm running mine through a manual die cut machine using a shape die that I like.

Gesso christmas tree tag w

I cut a Christmas tree shape out of a piece of cardstock and used removeable Glue Dots to stick the paper tree in the center of my Washi covered chipboard.  The tree keeps that area covered while I paint the rest of the tag in Gesso.

Christmas Tree Washi with Gelatos w

After the Gesso has dried, color directly onto the tag using Gelatos.  I used my fingers and smudged the Gelatos until I was happy with the result.  Once you're happy with the way your tag looks, carefully remove the tree.

Christmas Tree Washi with Pitt Pen w

I didn't think my tree stood out enough, so I outlined it using a medium Pitt Artist Pen in black.

Glaze joyslife stamps tag w

I stamped the HO3 image onto a piece of cardstock and used Glaze to adhere an acrylic tag to it.  After it dried, I cut the paper to fit the tag.  So cute!

Christmas Tree Tag with Joys Life Stamps close w

I punched a few holes in the tag and added ribbon to hold my HO3 acrylic tag.  I thought the design still needed something so I cut a star out of cork.  I smudged the cork with a Banana Gelato and adhered it using Glaze.  I also put Glaze on the front of the star to give it a bit of shine.

Christmas Tree Tag with Joys Life Stamps w

I love the way this turned out!  I hope you do too!  Go try it!

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  • Pitt® Artist Pen: Black
  • Gelato®: Banana, Dark Green, Light Green, Chocolate, Butterscotch
  • Washi Tape
  • Joy's Life "Oh Christmas Puns" Clear Stamps
  • White Chipboard
  • Sizzix Top Note Die
  • Christmas Tree Die
  • Cork, Ribbon, Hole Punch


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Barb Housner

very cute project - good way to use some of that collection of washi tape - and if you don't have that you could use strips of paper also.

Barb Housner


Awesome project, Joy! I love it!


Fabulous ! I will try soon ! Thanks

Hapar Love

wow, so pretty, I love the Rustic Washi Tape Christmas Tag. it's better and creative than we buy at markets. i love u and your works. haha...


Thank you all so much for your awesome comments! :)


Amazing! I love it!


This is amazing!


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