Lovely Paper: Chiyogami

I always consider it a privilege to hold a beautiful piece of chiyogami paper in my hands. I know it has been handcrafted with love and care, using techniques handed down over thousands of years. I love the feel of it as I turn it over in my hands, and cut it into various shapes for my card designs and art projects.

The Japanese Paper Place, a wonderful Canadian paper wholesaler, explains the history of Chiyogami, and has posted a YouTube clip showing the process of silkscreening chiyogami here.

So far, chiyogami has been my favorite paper with which to collage; I'll let you know when that changes!

Chiyogami paper can be found in many online and brick & mortar stores, including Paper Source, The Paper Place,  and Uguisu.