Posts Tagged ‘Etchu Hagaki’

Constellation Charts

Friday, June 27th, 2014

I made two Constellation Charts for a friend of mine.  They’re all the constellations that can be seen in the night sky, in Canada, in June and October.

Star ChartsI used the Sumi-e ink on the 6×8″ pieces of Etchu Hagaki for the background.  Using a Metallic Silver Sharpie I drew the oval and the Roman Numerals.  The holes were created using an awl as well as the Martha Stewart Screw Punch for the larger ones.  I then connected the dots with a pencil.


I liked the subtle look of the pencil on the black ink.  You get a different experience close-up and far away.  I used floating frames to really let the light shine through the holes.




So Many Pickles…

Monday, January 21st, 2013

I made a mini art work for my baby nephew.  His name is Dylan and my family has started calling him Dilly or Dill Pickle so I wanted to make something dill pickle themed for his room.



I used a 6×8″ piece of Etchu Hagaki for the background and cut and pasted Moriki Kozo shaped pickles in Lime.  I used a variety of papers to make the pickle outfits, including Moriki Kozo, Metal Momi, Nepalese (available in-store) and solid colour and shimmer card stocks (available in-store).

pickles close-up

I used the Micron Pens (available in-store) in black to draw the jar, lid, and some of the details on the pickles.  I also used watercolours to paint a light brine in the jar.



6 x 8 Exhibit

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

The opening event for our 6 x 8 call for submissions turned out to be a lovely success. Thank you to all of the participants and to those who have come to see the exhibit. The show runs until October 30th, so come and take a look at some truly inspiring work. Included in the showcase of  Toronto talent are works by our Best In Show winner Christina Sandi Tjandra and Runner Up Sean McLauchlan.

6 x 8 Exhibit



Our winners Christina and Sean



6X8 Exhibition Opening!

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Tonight’s the night!

Come join us in celebrating the work of over 90 artists who rose to the 6X8 challenge.  These artists used a vast variety of materials such as… ink, oil transfer, collage, graphite, earth materials, watercolour and tape, with one unifying element, a piece of Japanese handmade kozo paper called Etchu Hagaki. The result is inspiring!

Opening reception and award presentation for Best in Show, tonight Wednesday, October 10th from 7pm until 9pm at The Paper Place – 887 Queen Street West.

The show will remain on display until Wednesday, October 31st. Come check it out!



6×8 Sign Up – One Week Left!

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

There is only one week left to complete your works of art for the 6X8 Exhibition! For those of you who would like to participate that have not yet registered and picked up a piece of Etchu Hagaki there are still lots of spots available. So do not hesitate to stop by The Paper Place this week and get signed up!

Have fun, explore, experiment and get creative!

We had our first completed entry turned in yesterday and are so excited to see more!

The Head and Heart
Laura Fedynyszyn