Tsutsumi (wrapping paper) Birds for Sale

These one-of-a-kind birds are made with a final covering of reused printed wrapping paper. I call them "tsutsumi" birds since that references the Japanese concept of careful and artful wrapping or packaging. Most of these papers are thick and soft and a dream to work with - they conform to the armature surface beautifully, even though they are thick. The patterned tissue papers produce subtle effects with layering as colors and patterns show through.

Gold-printed Tissue Bird

Gold-printed used tissue paper with copper feet

Floral Cocktail Napkin Bird (pink and tall)

Reused cocktail napkin with brass feet

Floral Cocktail Napkin (blue/orange and short)

Reused cocktail napkin and steel feet