Want to know one of my secrets to wrapping pretty presents? Using beautiful materials! That's why I'm glad to count The Japanese Paper Place — an international wholesaler of fine Japanese papers — among my list of friends, suppliers and clients. Their catalogue of papers is phenomenal. Above is a gift that I wrapped using their blue chiyogami, white gira pearl and unryu silver papers.
If you'd like to see more innovative ways to use Japanese papers for gift wrapping, next Wed., Dec. 12, I'll be gift wrapping in the Japanese Paper Place gallery all day as part of the company's Washi Wednesday event. From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. you can stop by 77 Brock Ave., Toronto, and watch and learn as I use some of the JPP's exquisite papers to wrap gifts. You can even get a tour of the warehouse and see the wall of chiyogami, as well as buy a few select papers on sale. Visit the JPP website for details.
Hope you can stop by!