Dying Paper with Tea

Dyeing Paper with Tea (Reposted from January) How would a mixed media artist celebrate National Hot Tea Month without dying paper with tea? I can’t imagine. The question remained which method should I use? Well, why choose? I would just try them all. First cycle of dyeing: 6 bargain grade tea bags Pour 4 cups …

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 …

Japanese Paper Arts Explained – Part Two – Kirigami

If you have taken to origami you may be interested in learning about kirigami. Kirigami is a word that is accredited to Florence Temko in her 1962 book Kirigami, The Creative Art of Papercutting.            Kirigami 切り紙 is a mixture of Kiri + Gami. Kiri is a form of the verb Kiru …