|Staple layers of paper to the template|
|Template on the light box|
|A good Knife|
The most important thing is to have the right type of knife and a good sharp knife blade.
Choose the pattern you want to put on your article. There are several books around that have the stencils in them that are suitable for hanji. I have a few books I bought in Korea but you could improvise and use any design that you like.
Cut out a no. of pieces of Hanji paper the same size as the stencil with about a 1cm border. I usually use black as it gives a stained glass effect but you can use any colour to match in with your colour scheme. Staple the paper to the stencil around the edges to hold everything in place whilst cutting.
It's a good idea to start cutting from the middle and work your way outwards. When you've cut out the whole design then cut around the edges to reveal your delicate stencils.
Give it a go. It's really satisfying to see the final results.
|Inside of the box|