Thursday, 4 January 2018

Old Japanese Book Pages...#1

Some time back (probably about 3 years now) I bought an old Japanese book from an Etsy seller.

It wasn't particularly cheap...

...so, as ever...

...I fell into the habit of making it "precious".

I've picked it up so many times...

...turned the pages...

...stroked it (Yes! I admit to doing this!)

...and put it back carefully on the shelf, protected by a cellophane bag.

The paper is very fine...

...you can see the other side through it...

...and is printed with Japanese text and contains many woodblock-type prints...

Here's a taste for today...





It's a bit dog-eared...

....but delighrful...

...and I AM GOING TO USE IT!!!

x C

2 comments:

Suella said...

Good! You might want to consider scanning or photocopying bits that you think are particularly precious to experiment with. Love the transparency. Like clothing pattern paper but it looks slightly different.

Chris Gray said...

Hi Suella! It's very fine kozo paper (I think). Quite easy to see the fibres....but smoooooooooth.....and sofffffffft.....
You will be seeing it in September because I'm working on samples for WB talk and workshop!! :-) x x