Posts Tagged ‘kozo’

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.

Tools

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.

Close-up

Jax

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Easy Gift Wrapping Ideas

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

You don’t have to be a pro to make a gift look extra special, it just takes a little bit of creativity.  We have plain kraft coloured boxes in various sizes available instore to help make any awkwardly shaped present beautiful.  I decorated the boxes in various different papers, tissue and embellishments.

All boxes

 

I added embellishments to the inside lids of the boxes for a little something extra.  Our smallest kraft box is perfect for small gifts like our music boxes, cell phone charms, little note papers, coin purses, etc.

small boxes

 

I made a custom gift tag for one which matched the box.  I added some hand spun and painted cotton mushrooms to compliment the  pattern.  I love how you can see the kraft colour through parts of the Kozo Tissue Itame, it creates a perfect woodgrain look.

mushroom tag

 

On the front of one of the envelopes I created a paper bow using strips of the same paper which was used on the box.  I used a white glue to adhere the strips together and topped it with a piece of washi tape.

carta pura bow

We have lots of great new embellishments available.  We recently received some gold foiled paper decorations made in antique paper moulds.  They add a great 3 dimensional look.

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Come on in and pick up anything or everything to wrap some of your own gifts you have to give.

Jax

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Nautical Themed Boxes

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Spring is finally here!  And you know what that means… it’s spring cleaning and organizing time.  You can ask anyone, I like things neat, clean and organized.  The recent beautiful weather has inspired me to start tidying around my tiny apartment.  Seeing as I don’t have  lot of space at home I need some practical storage options that are also easy on the eyes.  I had covered a pre-existing box I had in Katazome 165 on top and Moriki Kozo Natural White on the bottom to hide some of my craft supplies.  I wanted a couple more boxes to go with it in different papers.

katazome-shi box

I made two simple boxes with some leftover Eska Board I had and covered the bottoms with Moriki Kozo Natural White so they would match each other and covered the insides with washi tape.  I made one with a Nepalese paper on top and a divider in the middle to hold my washi tapes and some other goodies inside.

nepalese

The other I used a Cavallini world map paper for the top.  The box is for some of my tools and adhesives.  All materials are available instore.

Cavallini Map

All together they’re very nautical and perfect for hiding crafting clutter.

3 boxes

 

Jax

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Easy Silhouettes

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

I made some easy silhouettes of my boyfriend and I for our apartment.  I wanted something simple that wouldn’t contrast any of the other colours in our apartments decor.

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I got black oval frames that already had cut matting inside and painted a gold rim in the centre.

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I used Chiyogami for the background with a cut piece of Moriki Kozo for the faces.

Simple.  Easy.  Classic.

Jax

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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.

pickles

 

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.

Jax

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