Holiday Paper Crafts from Japan: 17 Projects to Brighten by Robertta A. Uhl

By Robertta A. Uhl

Vacation Paper Crafts from Japan comprises easy-to-follow directions for making seventeen certain seasonal crafts encouraged by means of washi, the attractive conventional paper hand-crafted through artisans all through Japan. colour photos convey comprehensive tasks, in addition to inventive methods for exhibiting them.

Holiday Paper Crafts from Japan contains such unique initiatives as present bins, embellishes, poinsettia and angel undefined, calendar magnets, wreaths, stars and lots of extra. unharness your internal crafter and notice the fantastic international of washi!

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Open back up and apply glue to one side and then fold back over. Press together so it adheres nicely. EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS FOR ONE ANGEL 8" (20 cm) Fold 4 1/2" (11 cm) 2" (5 cm) 2 Fold the rectangle of Washi in half lengthwise to find the center. On one side of the printed Washi, measure 2" (5 cm) up the center fold and mark with a pencil. 5 cm) end, accordion fold (fan fold) into approximately 3/8" (1 cm) folds, all the way to the other end. qxd 1 2 2/2/07 3 5:14 PM 4 Page 46 5 6 7 8 9 10 When completed there should be 10–12 ridges on the front side (5–6 on either side of the center fold).

8 Paste all the extending edges over to the other side. Trim off the extra Washi at the points. 9 For a star on a stick you may decide to keep the cording or string at the top of the star and fray it for decoration. Use a thick-pointed red, green or blue felt-tipped maker to color the wooden skewer. Poke a hole with the awl in the end of the star opposite from the cording. Add a dab of hot glue and insert the pointed end of the skewer. Let it dry for a few minutes to secure the skewer to the star.

6 • Always put the glue on the Washi, not on the ornament, and always glue one strip at a time. • Use a damp cloth frequently to wipe any drips of glue, and to keep your hands clean. • Do not apply too much pressure when using the dowel to smooth the Washi or the ornament will break.

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