Shoji Screens are traditional Japanese architectural design elements that are used to divide rooms with the use of sliding door or paper walls. The most common feature of a Shoji screen is a thick, translucent paper that is stretched over a wooden lattice style frame. The paper lets defused light in, yet offers privacy.
The word shoji (障子) originally indicated a tool to obstruct. In its modern usage, shoji is the term used to refer specifically to translucent paper coverings.
Making Shoji screens in miniature settings like the one I made here, is very easy and requires very few items. For this project you will need the following:
- Super Glue to glue the frames together and add bulk
- Zig Glue (Acid-free, xylene-free glue - does not dog up Mylar or damage paper)
- medium card stock
- wax paper
- 4 pieces of bamboo sticks - cut slightly larger than your window panes
You can download the SVG file for the windows and screens for free (just add to cart and check out - you won't be charged)
Now let's start putting it all together.
Shoji Japanese Paper Screens by PortraitsbyNC
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