November 5, 2018

Traditional Japanese Arts & Crafts Ideas

Anyone who has thrown themselves into an art project for an extended period of time can relate to this! You finish a project, and you want to dive right into the next project, but you aren’t feeling that spark of inspiration to get going. You aren’t sure what to do next. What project will fill you with pride to see completed? Don’t worry, we’re here to help you reignite that creative drive. Take a look at our project ideas and see if you get inspired!

Traditional Chigiri-e Art Ideas

Stained Glass Chigiri-e, Traditional Japanese Arts and CraftsChigiri-e is an excellent way to create pieces of art that look like oil paintings and watercolor. It creates soft, subtle images with smooth color transitions. There are many applications beyond creating static images with Chigiri-e. The paper is thin and brightly colored, perfect for letting the sun shine through it from behind. Chigiri-e can be ideal for faux-stained glass pieces to hang in your windows at home!

Why limit your art to large scale hanging pieces? The beauty of Chigiri-e is that it doesn’t take much to create something breathtaking, and size is no object. Why not try adding a splash of color to your phone case? Something so simple and small can often get overlooked, but chigiri-e is quite versatile--it can be applied at almost any size, and to gorgeous effect. Why stop at phone cases? Create masterful Easter eggs this year by applying some custom chigiri-e designs. The only limit to what you can create is how small you can get the pieces!

Chirimen Craft Projects

The unique and colorful patterns of chirimen fabric are perfect for a variety of projects, beyond the basics. You can use the bright and friendly fabrics to create stuffed animals for children in your lives. The adaptability of the fabric will allow you to create creatures of all shapes and sizes!

Chirimen craft projects, Traditional japanese artsNeed a new coin purse or bag? Instead of buying one, create your own with chirimen fabric! Become the envy of your friends with your own custom purse, designed and sewn by your own hands. What about creating colorful holiday ornaments? Decorate your home with bright colors this year with custom Chirimen pieces.

Got your thinking cap on with some new ideas? Don’t limit yourself to the suggestions that we suggested! Try your hand at anything that comes to mind and see where it takes you. Who knows, the next idea we share could be yours!


A Great Time at the Scrapbook Expo In Virginia

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We have been on the road! On June 21st and 22nd, Japanese Creations was at the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo held in Chantilly, a beautiful town of Fairfax County in Virginia. To come out and take part in such a lively show was exciting for us!


Make A Difference With Your Handmade Cards

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We get cards on birthdays, holidays, and special occasions. Even though there are tons of cards for every occasion commercially available and on shelves at a local store, there is no denying that a handmade card is the best way to show loved ones how much you care. Here are some simple ideas of card making using Japanese Creation’s trial Chigiri-e kit.


Summer Fun For The Family With Asian Arts and Crafts

June 13, 2019

Summer is here and that means that the kids will be out of school and ready to have some fun. Looking for something fun that the whole family can do together this summer? Try your hand at a traditional Japanese arts and crafts project! Regardless of skill level, your family will love these colorful projects and you will love keeping them busy and engaging with them all summer!


Join us at Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Chantilly, VA next week!

June 11, 2019

One of the most frequently asked questions to us is where they can see our products in person. We are not affiliated with brick-and-mortar stores but here is your chance! We will be at Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Chantilly, VA next week!


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