Katagami Chrysanthemum (Blue)

Katagami Chrysanthemum (Blue)

Regular price $78.00

Blue Chrysanthemums

Katagami are antique Japanese paper stencils from the 1800s which were used to apply patterns onto kimono and scarf material using indigo and other natural dyes. 

VPCo owns a huge collection of Katagami stencils which we use to create letterpress printing plates to make new prints of traditional Japanese designs and patterns.

Suitable for bookbinding, box covering and lining, picture framing, furniture and the general paper crafts.

Print: Relief printed over a blue painted background.

Relief printing is where a printing block or plate has ink applied to its non-recessed surface, is brought into contact with paper. When pressure is applied, the non-recessed surface will leave ink on the paper, whereas the recessed areas will not. 

Block: Polymer

Size: 11½ x 8¼ inches, 295 x 215 mm

Paper: VPCo Handmade Paper; 120gsm, 60% cotton 40% linen, acid-free, no grain direction.

Press: Early 1900s Gem Proof Press

Ink: Oil - Flat blue

Backgound: Hand painted with blue drawing ink

Published: December 2022

Qty Available At Publication: 6

Made By: William McCracken

PRINTED BY HAND IN SCOTLAND