Posts Tagged ‘washi’

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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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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On the 6th Day of December The Paper Place gave to me….. A Beautiful Washi Snowflake Gift Box!!

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

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.

Click here to be taken to the contest entry page!!

 

 

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Our windows are aglow with Paper Snowflake Lanterns and Washi Snowflakes!!

Monday, November 19th, 2012

We are all ready for the holidays with our beautiful paper snowflake windows!  This year we have our lacey paper snowflake lanterns and new delicate handmade Japanese washi snowflakes featured, getting us all in the mood for some snow.

SNOWFLAKE LANTERNS

Our Snowflake lanterns were recently featured in House & Home Magazine!  These irresistible Paper Snowflakes are a constant crowd pleaser when it comes to holiday decorating.  They are large (about 2 feet wide) yet delicate in appearance and definitely make a statement!  All premade, with only very minor assembly required, they are super easy to hang in minutes.  They are designed to take a chandelier lighting cord and look amazing when lit.  Their pleasant glow makes you feel all warm inside while is blizzardy and cold outside… instant holiday spirit!

Check them out along with some other inspiring ideas using The Paper Place products and paper in November’s issue of Canadian House & Home.

For anyone out of the Toronto area that is interested in purchasing the lanterns just give us a call and ask for the styles by name!  The paper snowflakes are $49.95 each. The lighting cords are sold separately for $11.95.  We would be happy to ship them to you!

WASHI SNOWFLAKES

New this year, these beautiful snowflakes are handmade in Japan out of delicate washi papers. They are a breeze to apply and after the season is over you can easily remove them and use them over and over again for years of enjoyment. They are flying off the shelves and we have already had to reorder them! Watch the video below (although unfortunately not in English) to see the application and removal process. So much fun!!!

We have the snowflakes available in 3 sizes, as well as a gorgeous gift box containing all 22 designs of the smallest size. Lovely as decorations and as gifts!

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Adventures in Bookbinding

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Having never made a book before I thought that I would try it out for my sister’s birthday present.  I made a hardcover and a smaller soft cover book using the same materials but different methods.  I also got her a Katazome-shi covered tea tin (available in-store in several different sizes and patterns) and a pen holder to attach to her books (available in-store in silver and gold).  I made her a matching bookmark.

On both books I used the Kurotani #55 Tanabata (available in-store) for the cover paper, which is one of my favourite natural papers right now.  I love the flecks of colour on the beautiful Japanese handmade paper.  I wanted to add a little bit more colour to the inside and used the Moriki Kozo Raspberry for the end pages on both as well.  I added a teal ribbon (available in-store) for a little bit of something extra.  For the bookmark I covered on side of cardstock with the Kurotani #55 Tanabata and the other with the Moriki Kozo Raspberry.

I used a cardstock between the cover and end page on the soft cover book, which I also scored at the side to make it easier to write in.

I had a lot of fun making everything.  It was a nice challenge for my first book binding experience.

Jax

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