Posts Tagged ‘moriki kozo’

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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Araceli’s Randomness

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

We stumbled upon this sweet drawing by Araceli, a local artist experimenting with one of our Kozo papers.

Thank you for the kind words Araceli!

We always love to see what our customers do with our papers. Email us at info@thepaperplace.ca if you would like to share your work!

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Washi Birthday Sale!

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Check out this great sale, online and in store for the entire month of June!

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Chiyogami & Moriki Kozo Pencil Shout-out

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010


Our beautiful paper covered pencils were featured in Toronto Life Magazine’s monthly round-up of the city’s best loot. Check it out here.

(Image: Carlo Mendoza)

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Paper Cutting with Moriki Kozo!

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Paper Cutting is a craft that is practiced all around the world. Quite often only white or black papers are used. However, they can look quite dynamic in coloured papers. Some artists prefer scissors; others sharp blades. In ancient China, Paper Cuts were used to transfer embroidery patterns. In Europe, Paper Cuts were used to cut stencils to decorate furniture, embroidery and lace patterns. Today there are many contemporary artists who do paper cutting; Paper Callesen and Rob Ryan are just two who have stunning bodies of work.

To create a simple window display I decided to make my first attempt at Paper Cutting. Working on a larger scale and using a simple pattern made this job a little easier to attack. We generally like colour in our windows, so I choose to work with our Moriki Kozo papers. These are handmade with over 90% Kozo fibre. They are well suited to bookbinding, conservation and letter press. As a paper cut paper they work extremely well, the blade glides through them like butter. Simply a joy to work with! If you have ever thought of trying Paper Cutting, try using this sumptuous paper!

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