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Silver Fleck Silver Tissue 8 ½ x 11 JPP Tissue 17lb Text

Decorative Watermark & Durable Japanese Tissue

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Beautiful 8 1/2 x 11 silver flecked Japanese tissue paper is perfect for embellishing your invitations. This specialty paper is delicate and sheer.

Category Description: Japanese Tissue

Japanese tissue is a delicate watermark, fabric like paper that is great for embellishing wedding invitations. What many people don't realize, however, is that there are many different types of this paper to select from. They are made from a few different types of plants and may be machine made or handmade.

Japanese watermark tissue is not a printable stock, but instead considered a decorative paper. The tissues, although very durable are extremely lightweight and delicate in nature. At LCI, most commonly, our customers incorporate the tissue as an embellishment for their homemade wedding invitations. We see the paper used as layers & wraps as well as used for custom envelope liners

You might be interested to know that all of LCI's tissues are made by one company, a small family-run factory studio in Japan. While it is mechanized, their small facility is a far cry from the massive facilities we associate with the term factory here in North America! It's like the difference between a small neighborhood green grocer and a massive supermarket.

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One Dozen Types of Japanese Tissue

Japanese watermark tissue is frequently used in invitations. What many people don't realize, however, is that there are many different types of this paper to select from. They are made from a few different types of plants and may be machine made or handmade.

Array of Japanese Tissue Paper

Sources For Tissue Paper

There are three main sources of paper that are used to make this type of tissue paper.

  1. Kozo Plant - The majority of the papers are made from the Kozo plant. That's because this plant produces long, strong fibers that make durable paper (even though it's tissue-paper thin).
  2. Gampi Plant - This wild plant is rare and tough to find. It can only be harvested a few months out of the year. However, the fibers are resistant to plants and dampness so they make really long-lasting paper.
  3. Mitsumata Plant - This plant is cultivated on hillsides. It produces short fibers that are very soft and fine. The fibers are high-quality although not very durable.


Array of Japanese Pearlized Paper

12 Types Of Japanese Tissue Paper

  1. Goyu - This paper is made from 90% kozo plant. The other ten percent of the paper is usually sulphite. It is one of the most popular types of paper used to make Japanese tissue paper. People can print on this type of paper (albeit carefully). It is typically a handmade, acid-free white paper.
  2. Hosokawa Ohban - Made from 100% kozo, this paper is stronger and can be used for projects that need more durability. For example, it works as a good backing for invitations. It is good for nearly any paper project that requires some mounting, layering or blocking.
  3. Kaji - This very lightweight Kozo plant paper is not nearly as common to see used as some of the other types on the list. However, it's a good paper to use conserve other papers and invitations by wrapping this around them.
  4. Kitakata - This type of tissue paper is made from the Mitsumata plant. It is a very silky paper. It is neutral in color so it's a nice addition to many different colors and types of invitations. It has a natural gloss to it that makes it very pretty.
  5. Array of Japanese Chiyogami Paper
  6. Kizukishi - This Kozo plant paper is ideal for mending. That means that it can be used in areas where other papers tear. It is typically a bright white paper that is silky and lightweight yet has a hard surface. Its name translates to unadulterated paper with pure fibers.
  7. Misu - This paper is very similar to the Kaji paper. It can be used for calligraphy and drawing. It comes in a range of different colors.
  8. Okawara - This tissue paper is very similar to the mending paper Kizukushi. It is soft, supple and strong. The natural lines of the paper are usually not very visible.
  9. Sekishu - Although it's not as common as the Goyu paper, this is an 80% Kozo plant paper that is similar to the Goyu. However, it is usually a deep cream color instead of a white paper. It is good for printing although it does have a natural fiber pattern to it.
  10. Sekishu Kozogami Mare - Made from 100% Kozo plant, this type of tissue paper is more likely to be used for mending than printing. It is darker in color and yet finer and more translucent than regular sekishu paper.
  11. Sekishu Kozogami Turu - This is quite similar to the Sekishu Kozogami Mare paper. However, it is not as fine or silky to the touch.
  12. Sekishu Torinoko Gampi - In contrast, this paper is extremely soft and silky to the touch. It is transparent so it's a good tissue paper for layering.
  13. Udagami - This is an opaque type of paper. It is commonly used to preserve artwork. This makes it a good choice for long-term preservation of favorite invitations.


Japanese Watermark Tissue to Decorate Wedding Invitations

Envelope liners

An envelope liner that complements your invitation ensemble makes for a chic presentation. When guests open invitation envelopes that are lined with beautiful patterned Japanese tissue paper, they are sure to be impressed, and sure to anticipate a great event.

envelope lined with Japanese tissue paper

As an overlay

Japanese tissue overlays are a great way to jazz up an otherwise simple invitation card, adding both decoration and intrigue. Tissue will also help preserve the invitation should it be scrapbooked at a later time. Adhere tissue with a dab of craft adhesive or decorative invitation clips and brads.

invitation embellished with god spiral clip and a tissue overlay

Or as a decorative layer

Instead of as an overlay, you may wish to incorporate tissue as a decorative invitation layer. Place tissue between your invitation backer card and printable layer for a subtle layered look. Again, secure your layers with a bit of adhesive, clips, or brads.

layered invitation with decorative tissue layer

Wrap your invitation ensemble

Gather all of the components of your invitation together, and stack them from largest to smallest. Set the ensemble in the center of a piece of Japanese tissue and wrap the collection. Your guests will feel like they are opening a present! Use a decorative adhesive seal or ribbon to close the wrap. If you do not want extra embellishments, a small piece of double sided tape on the inside of the wrap will hold it closed as well.

invitation ensemble wrapped in decorative tissue

Create a decorative invitation band

Cut a thin strip of Japanese tissue that is long enough to wrap around the invitation card, and wrap the strip around the card so that it comes together in the back. Place double sided tape on the inside edge of the band to secure it. You may also choose to wrap all of your invitation components in a thin band rather than the wider wrap described above.

invitation embellished with decorative tissue band



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