The Tinted Mint

August 16, 2010 | By | Comments (0)

The Tinted Mint was founded in 2009 and specializes in eco-friendly products and accessories for crafts, DIY and gift packaging. You can find handmade paper by fair trade paper artisans in India, 100% recycled tissue paper, Japanese rice paper washi tape, wood labels and more — like useful DIY projects that show you how to use some of the products sold in The Tinted Mint.



One project that I like is how to use washi tape on letters to give them pattern and interest. Here is the DIY below…


The Tinted Mint explains, "Create unique patterns using washi tape to further personalize letter blocks. Layer solids and prints, matched according to the base color. Muted tones or high contrasts, you decide. Don't worry too much about creating a sketch beforehand. Just go for it. Washi tape is easy to peel off and reposition. Next step is to carefully trim off the excess tape with a sharp blade. Or if you have straight edges or large curves, try wrapping the tape ends over to the sides of the letter blocks."

Speaking of washi tape, do you have it and if so, what do you use it for?

(images: the tinted mint)