|Tray with relief work|
This week I've been working on a different, very simple technique that I haven't used for many years. It's adding texture to an article by using cutout cardboard shapes.
Now these are really impossible to cutout by hand so you'd need to buy the ones that have been laser cut already from a Hanji shop. I picked up a few on my recent visits and I just felt that I wanted to experiment a little.
|Closeup of tray|
Because of the markings of the paper the shapes beneath the relief didn't stand out so I carefully bleached the paper on top. This then achieved the desired effect I was looking for and above is the final result.
1) Make up a mixture of 50% white craft glue and 50% water and give it 2 or 3 coats to get the desired finish.
2) Or, you can buy a commercial water based varnish in either a matte or a gloss finish and coat as directed on the label.
I use a varnish from Korea which I label in English in case I grab one quickly and get them mixed up.
|Two trays, before and after.|