My Washi Paper mosaics are matted with 100% black cotton rag mats or archive quality mats and placed in solid wood frames. Rather than use the off-the-shelf glass the frames come with, I upgrade to a UV protective acrylic that blocks about 80% of the UV rays. Even with this protection, it is best to display the mosaics out of direct sunlight, just like you would with any piece of fine artwork.
The paper I use is Japanese Chiyogami, which is a type of Washi Paper. The white base paper used to be made by hand, and it is now made by machine. The white base papers are hand silk-screened with acrylic paint in a labor intensive process that can be viewed in this YouTube video. Chiyogami is a very resilient, long-lasting paper.
The mosaics are finished with an acrylic finish to seal and protect it.
My Washi Paper Mosaics can be viewed in the following galleries:
- 8″ x 8″ Washi Mosaic Gallery
- 8″ x 10″ Washi Mosaic Gallery
- 11″ x 14″ Washi Mosaic Gallery
- 12.5″ x 12.5″ Washi Mosaic Gallery
- 14″ x 18″ Washi Mosaic Gallery
- 16″ x 20″ Washi Mosaic Gallery
- 24″ x 30″ Washi Mosaic Gallery (coming soon!)
My Washi Paper Boxes are covered in Japanese Chiyogami Paper, with layers covered either with Chiyogami Paper, fine art paper or fine stationery. The approximate dimensions of the boxes are shown in the specific gallery pages for each size.
The boxes are finished inside with the same papers as the various layers of the box.
Washi Paper Boxes are presented by size and shape, and can be viewed in the following galleries:
- 2″ x 2″ Short Washi Box Gallery
- 2″ x 2″ Tall Washi Box Gallery
- 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ Washi Box Gallery
- 4″ Hexagon Washi Box Gallery
- 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Washi Box Gallery