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Category Archives: mixed media
Thinking of various books to make this summer and I’ve always been interested in making a pop-up book. I like the challenge of the pop-up and because I didn’t know anything about it I bought a book. There’s a lot … Continue reading
I’ve almost got the cover completed. I want to add a fox behind the mushrooms or looking up at them as if they are gigantic. I used the illustration I posted about yesterday. I scanned the sketch and then applied … Continue reading
The show is running now until August 31 and tickets are 1000 yen, photography is not allowed on the exhibition. I have mixed feelings about this show. I’m a manga, anime and game fan and I was really excited to … Continue reading
I’m trying different book binding techniques for submissions to the Tokyo Art Book Fair. This effort measure 4.5cmx 4.5 cm. The six page book uses photographs of my snowflakes. The cover is made by recycling a Starbucks bag. I’d like … Continue reading
Tokyo Art Byte is holding their first group show called Tokyo Spidering at Hagiso Gallery in Yanaka in Tokyo. I’m really excited to be part of this group. Members range in age and media types but really come together to … Continue reading
Have you ever wished that you could make your own Post-it type notes? Or maybe you wanted to glue something on but still be able to take it off? I just found a really nice tape-style glue that does the … Continue reading
Snowmen Fight: Samurai vs Ninja. Get Your Winter War Mittens Here!I A Post in 2 Parts. Part the Second.
Today, I finish the article of the making of the Fuyu no Jin Mittens. As I wrote in the previous post Fuyu no Jin means a winter war in Japanese. Traditionally, it’s army against army in winter but my mittens are going … Continue reading
Snowmen Fight: Samurai vs Ninja. Get Your Winter War Mittens Here!I A Post in 2 Parts. Part the First
Time: 10 hours (depending on skill and gear) Materials 100% wool sweater to be recycled Mitten Template (made from tracing hand) Felting wool in 5 colors Embroidery thread 4 tiny black beads for eyes Needle Felting Gear Sewing Machine (or … Continue reading
This is needle felting mixed together with a photography, lomo-esque feel. Crafting and photography in a happy union! As you may have noticed from my previous post, Dreaming of Imaginary Dragon Fish, I’m really interested in character creation. Fimo is … Continue reading