Shikishi Board Art: Etegami, Collage & Beyond!

Shikishi boards are made of Washi paper mounted onto a hard backing, edged with gold foil. In Japan they are typically used for sumi-e, watercolor, poetry written in calligraphy, and collecting autographs. But the creative possibilities with Shikishi Boards are endless!

In this demo, artist Karen Elaine demonstrates a variety of traditional and non-traditional ways you can use Shikishi Boards in your own art!

Items Used:

For a shoppable overview of the items Karen used, visit our Shikishi Board Art: Etegami, Collage & Beyond! collection HERE.

Karen also mentioned talented etegami artists, Kitty Maer and Debbie Davidson:

Find Karen online:


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April 12, 2023 — Yasutomo American KUSA Corporation