Having a hobby that you can enjoy for a long time enriches your life. Chigiri-e serves as one of the popular lifelong hobbies to many people in Japan. Have a try to see if you can enjoy Chigiri-e as much as they do!
The sample kit “Your First Chigiri-e” is a simpler version of Japanese Creations' Chigiri-e products with the same high quality Washi paper and starch glue. Not only you can experience the craft but it is actually practical, like using it as a birthday card!
I made a special birthday card for my little friend.
|1. Remove everything out of the envelope.||2. Dilute the glue with some water.|
|3. Mix well using the back of the wooden stylus.||4. Trace a design to make indentation on the Washi paper using the wooden stylus stick. Be sure to put the heavy paper in the kit underneath.|
|5. Tear the Washi along the indented lines with your fingertips. If the process is too difficult, it means that you need to trace it again with a bit more strength.||6. Unlike cutting by scissors, tearing gives it a soft fluffy edge.|
|7. Add some glue on the back of the piece.||8. Put it on the card. No worries, the glue will dry perfectly clear.|
|9. Tear out a flame design by the same process.||10. Put it on the card and done! So far it took me less than 15 minutes!|
|11. I made stars and hearts from the orange red Washi, and put them on the card as well.||12. Putting on some finishing touches...|
|13. I hope he appreciates the card!||14. I still have enough Washi and glue to be creative. What shall I make with them?|
Interested to make it into your own version? Check our blog post "Make A Difference With Your Handmade Cards!
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