Posts Tagged ‘washi’
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‘.
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.
You can see more of Linda’s artwork at lindavirio.com
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.
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.
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.
All together they’re very nautical and perfect for hiding crafting clutter.
A new product for us, our Washi snowflakes have been flying out the door! This amazing gift set includes one of each of the 22 small designs presented in a stunning gift box. These delicate washi snowflakes are handmade in Japan by a company that has been in business since 1889. They can be stuck to glass simply be spraying with water and can be removed easily and used year after year.