Posts Tagged ‘washi’

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

SqS Coral Poppies

Purple Iris

Red Daylily


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.


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




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.



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.



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!!