Japanese Paper Arts Explained – Part Three – Chigiri E

  Chigiri E = ちぎり絵 Chigiri means to rip or tear + E meaning picture Chigiri E is a picture made out of pieces of torn washi paper. They are iconic illustrations of the Japanese traditional lifestyle, seasonal touchstones and people wearing traditional clothing. These days there are modern themes as well. Traditional Japanese paper …

I See the Light – Handmade Paper Lanterns

Today I am over on the Arnold Grummer Papermaking Blog with a tutorial about making paper lanterns using handmade paper. Why handmade paper? The answer is simple. The light shines through the paper and makes a warm yet soft, romantic feel. It’s much like the light from a campfire without the mosquitos. Let’s get one …