Friday, July 29, 2011

Giant Masking Tape: A Renter's Decorating Dream

Thanks to the Japanese bloggess at Hello Sandwich for turning me onto this amazing feat of engineering: giant washi tape. Otherwise known to us Westerners as “giant masking tape.”

Wallpaper company Sincol teamed up with Japanese tape company MT to release the gorgeous range of giant wall tapes for interior use. The tapes come in both plain colors and patterns, and in 15cm and 30cm width rolls. 

The tape is made from traditional Japanese rice paper and can easily be torn by hand, leaving a soft but irregular edge. It can be easily removed and leaves no residue. In short: it is amazing!

For all the renters out there – or for all the people like me that are terrified to paint your walls for fear of hating the color a month later – this is likely the decorating solution we have been looking for.

Sadly, I haven’t been able to find any stores that carry it (yet) stateside. But I did locate some (much) smaller sizes on Etsy that would be good for creating detailed designs, or using in papercrafts. Here are a few that caught my eye:

If anyone finds a vendor that sells the giant versions to the U.S. - please drop me a line. I am drooling over this stuff!

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