PaperArtsy 2015 blog Challenge 'The Fragile Papers'

Happy 2015 and welcome.
PaperArtsy challenge blog post is very exciting this year.
The Fragile Papers blog you can see Here  and wonderful Lusy's 2015 project 'Tissue Flowers' is Here.  Also you can see the fabulous Leandra's video too!!
I was inspired by Leandra's theme 'The Fragile Papers' and just tried.
I used 8 x 8 chipboard.

First I try to use around the very ordinarily Washi.

I was embossed piled four Washi by TH's embossing folder. Then tore the washi and glued with multi medium at the top. Bottom was collage in leftovers.
I then painted Fresco Inky Pool to the top and Autumn Fire to the bottom with much water. 

I tore the sheet of washi about 5mm width each and I was glued to the grid pattern onto the orange color bottom. 

Then I added a texture to use the beads, beeswax and Whit Fire Treasure Gold.
Finally I stamped  PT3 for the focal by Potting Soil Archival onto the Washi. Also I made flowers by same the Washi and put on the resin butterfly.

Thank you for dropping by and see you soon!!
Etsuko xxx



  1. This is so fabulous Etsuko. I love all the pictures and all the stages. your collage work is great. so much texture and interest. wonderful! x

  2. Ooh I love this, etsuko, it has a tremendous collage layered style!

    Lucy x

  3. Etsuko,
    This is so much fun everyone is doing something different. love, love your canvas design. I used washies too but so different. Your colors are outstanding.

  4. Beautiful canvas with such lovely details
    and it is extra fun seeing some of your creative process!

  5. That is so beautiful Etsuko. I love the different layers & textures.

  6. Fabulous piece! Love the layers, the colours, embossing and embellishments... it's all beautiful, a work of art.

  7. Beautiful! I loVe your collaged papers and the way you put the beeswax and treasure gold on! Your flower by the image is fabulous! Chrisx

  8. Love this collage - there is something new to see each time you look at it.

  9. I really love the collage part of this design - a fantastic way to use up left overs - xx

  10. Oh, it is so beautiful Etsuko! Love all the layers!

  11. I really love all your layers Etsuko!! You used some beautiful papers, and the arrangement looks fabulous!

  12. Gorgeous. Love all the layers and textures. Such a pretty stamp and so much to look at. Hugz

  13. This is a fabulous creation Etsuko, so beautiful, and so well worth seeing it again and again on your blog too with larger images in better quality than on FB! :) Just pinned it onto my Pinterest Gallery of mixedmedia boards by other artists than me... Love it a lot!!! And thank you for your ste-by-step, really interrsting!! xxx

  14. Wow wow wow truly stunning, beautiful creation. I really love the layered papers and the beeswax, I think it's totally awesome and I'm in love with it. Happy Creating :-) Kezzy xxx

  15. Love the blue inky texture of the top half, but even more the wonderful arty layers of the lower half - this is a real triumph of a mixed media piece, Etsuko - brilliant work!
    Alison xx


Thank so much for taking the time to stop by. Your lovely comments make my day and so much appreciated. Etsuko xxx