I recently went on a family vacation to Quito and the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador. It was truly an amazing experience. Everything was so beautiful. Using some of the papers from our Natural Washi Sampler (available instore) I printed out some of the pictures I took. I then mounted them on the Photo Frame Die-Cut Cards we carry instore (8 cards and 8 matching envelopes to a pack). A perfect way to send out some easy cards when all you wanna do is recover.
I was able to get some great results printing on the Washi, but I would always test print before committing to any paper. Every printer is different so it’s hard to say what will work best for you and your project. The Natural Washi Sampler is great to play around printing with because they’re already cut to 8.5×11″ sheets. If you wanted to test out different papers, than are in the sampler, you could always cut them down yourself as well.
I printed a picture from the Cloud Forest in Mindo on the Gampi Smooth (left) and of Darwin’s Lake in Targus Cove on Isabela Island on Kozuke (right). I loved the texture the fleck in the Gampi Smooth gave the picture of the forest floor. I really wanted to work the beautiful nature of the paper into each picture.
On the back side of the print you can see the natural fleck in the paper a little better. I thought this would be a great pairing and add another layer to the photo.
I think the thing I loved the most was the Lava Fields, there was so much raw texture everywhere you looked. I printed a picture of the Lava Fields on Santiago Island on Usu Kuchi Heavy (left) and Elizabeth Bay on Isabela Island on Sekishu Tsuru Large (right). The photos almost look three dimensional printed on the light paper and then mounted on the cards. Again you can see the natural fibre inclusion in the clouds (right picture).
Hope your printing projects work just as well as mine did!