Posts Tagged ‘kozuke’

Kozuke Paper and Ink Jet

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Friends of mine got married and I wanted to give them a unique wedding present. In Adobe Illustrator I created an image of the two of them from a photograph taken on their special day. Kozuke comes in both a white and ivory tone and when printed on an ink jet printer it offers subtle shades of colour. I love the” cloudiness” of the paper and the final result. They did too!

Kozuke white and ivory.

Kozuke white and ivory.

The happy couple in full colour.

The happy couple in full colour.

The final piece.

The final piece.

 

Nick

PinterestFacebookTwitterShare

Intrinsic Colour and Texture

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Everyone knows that Kozuke is one of my favourite papers. It is economical and it always responds to my commands.

For this slightly sculptural piece, I applied acrylic paint to strips of Kozuke. I usually dilute my paint until it is fairly watery, which creates a wonderful bleeding effect on the other side of the paper.

I had difficulty choosing which side of the individual strips to use in this work, so in order to enhance the amount of variation evident across the paper’s surface, I used both!

Adding texture to the paper by crumpling it (what a great sensation!) only intensified the succulent colour of the paint. I’m longing for the salty, turquoise waters of Lia Beach in Mykonos, Greece and am craving a sip of Mastika!

PinterestFacebookTwitterShare

Judy got a new dress! A Kozuke Party Dress!

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

This dress, which was designed and hand crafted by our fabulous staff, is made with “Kozuke White”.  A 70% Kozo (Mulberry Fibre) machine made Japanese paper.  Kozuke is a good quality, versatile and economical sheet.  Perfect for a variety of uses including light painting with watercolour or acrylic, drawing with soft pencil, printmaking…and clearly, dressmaking!

Kozuke Dress

Kozuke Dress

Kozuke Dress up close

Kozuke dress up close

Isn’t she pretty?

She will be up in the store for a while so drop in and have a closer look!

PinterestFacebookTwitterShare