Posts Tagged ‘washi’

A little inspiration…

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

One thing you hear a lot from customers at The Paper Place is “What do you use all this paper for?” The answer is… well almost anything you can think of really. We carry many types of handmade and machine made papers people use for booking binding, origami, details in invitations for weddings…. the uses seem varied and infinite!

We also carry lots of quirky stationery, greeting cards, office supplies and small gift items! I thought it would be fun to pick some of my favourite papers in the store, and match some of our smaller items with them. Perfect for a little inspiration, or maybe a gift idea for a paper lover!

IMG_0452One of the most popular types of paper we sell is our Japanese Chiyogami papers which are silk screened with various designs on Kozo paper. We carry over 600 designs in store, and 900 on our online store! This one is newer to the store and one of my favourites, the background a beautiful mint colour and printed with layers of metallic cranes. We carry lots of little sample packs of different paper, such as this Japanese Paper Sampler, if you are shy of commitment to a full sheet. I chose a Katazome postcard with a beautiful floral print and matched it with a gold envelope and some Japanese brass pens and pencils to write and send some snail mail!

 

IMG_0445The nautical trend is always popular on the Runway for spring, but you can find some sailing inspired items in our store too! This Japanese Katazome paper is stencil printed with this rope pattern. I chose a letterpress notebook printed with all things beachy. If your giving a sea themed gift, don’t forget a laser cut card and some Jones paper pens to jot down a love note with.

 

IMG_0444We don’t only carry paper from Japan in store. We just received a new stock of patterned paper from Germany. Fun geometrics patterns come in wrapping sheets, journals (as pictured) origami paper and other little treasures. We are also restocked with popular clutch pencils and heavy brass sharpeners. Why not pair those with this cute embroidered pencil case?

 

IMG_0455Spring is in the air… and this modern printed wrap is leaving us hopeful for warmer weather. This chartreuse Ted Baker journal emulates the leather work on a pair of brogues. Some colourful and fun washi tape and some fine felt tip Le Pens make a lovely set!

 

IMG_0443Our Nepalese handmade papers come in many patterns and colour ways as well. This pattern printed in black on kraft paper has a bit of a creepy vintage feel. A Parisian inspired notebook, a luxurious set of Black Wing pencils and these pencil sharpeners made from vintage spools of thread. Top that off with a card that doubles as a palm reading guide, how fun is that!

- Jo

 

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On the 10th day of December The Paper Place gave to me….. A Washi Deco Prize Pack!!

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Washi Deco Prize Pack!

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On the third day of December The Paper Place gave to me….. A wonderful washi tape prize pack!!!

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Washi tape prize pack

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Watercolour Batik on Japanese Paper

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

At The Paper Place we LOVE seeing what our customers do with paper!  Linda Virio shared with us her beautiful watercolour paintings done on Japanese fibre tissue ‘Ginwashi‘.

Red Tulips

Linda uses a batik painting technique on Japanese paper.  Wax is applied as a resist to certain areas before the watercolour paint is added.  In the final step of the process the wax is ironed off and all of the beautiful vibrant colours are left behind.

Just Beautiful!

You can see more of Linda’s artwork at lindavirio.com

SqS Coral Poppies

Purple Iris

Red Daylily

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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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