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

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 sustainable fibers called kozo, gampi or mitsumata. All have unique and special qualities. 

Washi Arts is a retail partner of the Japanese Paper Place— the world’s largest supplier of fine Japanese Papers under one roof. They have been providing knowledge and inspiration to creative enterprises around the world since 1982. Washi Arts has a wide range of quality Japanese papers for every type of project and most budgets, including handmade washi, decorative machine made papers, hand stenciled katazome-shi, and hand-screened chiyogami / yuzen in hundreds of patterns and colors. Washi Arts also carries Japanese brushes and tools, as well as adhesives, sumi inks and Japanese gift items. We provide personal service and recommendations, as well as fast and affordable shipping. Discover a superb range of papers for your projects! 

Receive 20% off your order through December 10, 2017! There are wonderful items that would make great gifts for the artists, bookbinders and calligraphers in your life. Use code SUNDAYPAPER2017 at checkout . Shipping is $5.00 flat rate in the US and $10.00 flat rate to Canada.

I used a variety of card-weight papers from Washi Arts to create the December 2015 project in last year’s Twelve Months of Paper Calendar! Here’s a video tutorial that shows you how to make the Pop-Up Tree that appears above. Please post a picture if you make one (or if you have one from last year)!


About Our Sponsor: Washi Arts sole focus is high quality Japanese papers. There is a large assortment of natural and conservation quality Japanese washi /paper, decorative papers – katazome-shi, chiyogami, chirimen, marbled kozo washi and kozo paste papers – as well as tools and supplies for working with Japanese washi / paper. Find Washi Arts on Instagram and Facebook too.


About the 25 Days of Paper 2017: It’s a great time to celebrate paper, and I’m delighted to share my ideas for using this amazing material with you. If you’d like more info about the Twelve Months of Paper Calendar or the online classclick here. Receive these blog updates via e-mail by adding your address in the upper right hand corner of this page. Enjoy the season, and feel free to leave a comment below.

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