Need a Little More Light this Summer?

The Sunday Paper #313 May 24, 2020

Paper of the Week: Paper + Light

I’m so excited about my new online class, designed to get us through a stay-close-to-home summer together as we explore paper + light. Click here to watch the 4-minute video about Paper + Light, read more and register! Paper + light are two of my favorite things, and I’m jazzed

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Pop-Up Paper Groundhog

The Sunday Paper #297 February 2, 2020

Paper of the Week: Kyoseishi from Washi Arts

Kyoseishi (kee-o-say-shi) is a handmade, dyed Japanese paper than has konnyaku starch kneaded into the kozo fibers to strengthen the paper. Kyoseishi means strong paper. This type of paper is known as momigami (crinkled paper). The distinctive texture comes from the process of kneading the starch into the paper.

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The Sunday Paper #264 June 16, 2019 Congratulations to Selena Dixon from Dallas for winning last week’s giveaway. Thanks to everyone else for participating! Happy Father’s Day! Both of my kiddos are traveling home this weekend, and I reminded them to bring home a little something for their pop. A string of texts ensued, with one saying they were going to one-up the other in

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Washi Arts Giveaway!

The Sunday Paper #190

January 7, 2018 Paper of the Week: Washi Arts Giveaway! Start 2018 with a fresh stash of adhesives for your studio from our friends at Washi Arts. This giveaway package includes five different adhesives — from pre-made starch paste in a tube to a half pound of Jin Shofu wheat starch to cook your own archival paste. The Noribake paste brush

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Wa = Japanese + shi = paper · washi = Japanese paper

25 Days of Paper – Day 2

December 2, 2017 On the even days during December, I’m highlighting the companies that are sponsors of the Twelve Months of Paper Calendar. These companies work hard to bring us beautiful papers, paper products, paper journalism, paper- and book making tools, paper history and more. Today, we learn about Washi Arts.

Washi is traditionally made with

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Washi Arts

25 Days of Paper 2016, Day 10

Japanese washi / paper is renowned for it’s purity, elegance and strength. Small format handmade sheets are delightful to work with and make wonderful pages for artists’ books, and are exquisite for printmaking (particularly lino and woodblock prints), as well as letterpress and monoprints. The long fibers are wonderful for absorbing and reflecting wax encaustic and

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Early Postage Stamps

The Sunday Paper #128, October 9, 2016 Paper of the Week: Laminated Lace Paper I love the look of lace paper, but don’t often use really thin papers with holes in it. For some reason, I can’t find an application (what do you do with thin lacey sheets)? But I love this look! These are sheets of lace paper that are laminated to a thicker

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Japanese momi (crinkled) papers

The Sunday Paper #109, May 29, 2016 Sponsored Paper of the Week: Konnyaku Washi Sampler from Washi Arts Konnyaku is powdered Devil’s Tongue root, a natural plant starch that, when mixed with water and applied by brush to Japanese kozo washi / paper, gives extra strength, some waterproofing and memory to papers. Suki Hughes in her book Washi: The World of Japanese Paper says the

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Art on Paper

The Sunday Paper #97

Sponsored Paper of the Week: Mingei Paper from Washi Arts

Mingei backed kozo unryu* – a wonderful Japanese paper for book covers and end papers

Washi Arts is excited to introduce you to another special Japanese paper – Mingei. This is a laminated paper, used in Japan for book covers. The top layer is kozo which is why

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Chiyogami Sample Box Subscription

25 Days of Paper 2015, Day 23

Hand screened chiyogami papers are the ambassadors of Japanese paper. They are immediately recognizable and beloved by artists and designers. The patterns are gorgeous, the printing of them is exquisite, the colors vibrant, and the range is amazing. You will likely have used chiyogami at some point in your artwork and this year we’d like to tell

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The Sunday Paper #78

Sponsored Paper of the Week: Oguni Shikishi – Kakishibu – Persimmon Treated Kozo Washi Paper from Washi Arts

Images from left to rightKakishibu pleated and pattern dyed washi / Kakishibu dyed Oguni Shikishi handmade Japanese kozo washi paper 7.5” x 7.5” / Antique Japanese stencil of kakishibu treated washi which has been oiled, smoked and aged / kakishibu powder

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Can you say Kyoseishi?

The Sunday Paper #60

Featured Paper of the Week:: Kyoseishi from Washi Arts

In the early 1990’s I was determined to go to Japan to learn all about papermaking (I even took Japanese lessons). But alas, I ended up learning all about Western papermaking at Dieu Donné Papermill in NYC (not a bad alternative)! I am still waiting for that visit to Japan, but

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