Miniature hanji table ...

As I wind down and try to get projects finished before summer I wanted to make one last thing before I head off to Australia and Europe to meet up with my children, grandchildren and  friends that we've kept in touch with during the 12 years we've been travelling the world and living and working as expats.

When I was in Korea with my Hanji friends I was given a small kit and at the time, I had no idea what I was going to do with it as I saw the kit as a bit of a challenge.  I wanted to choose a paper that didn't have too big a pattern so as to overshadow the shape and design of the piece and also to choose a colour that would take a small cutout on top.

Because of the size of the piece, at just 15 cms long and 9.5 cms tall everything was going to be fiddly. 

After much deliberation I chose a two tone grey patterned paper with swirls on it and a light grey plain paper for the inside of the cabinet and the outside of the drawer. For the inside of the drawer I chose one of my favourite small printed designs in a pale grey. 

The curved top is made with 2 layers of 3 mm thick cardboard whilst the body of the cabinet is the same.

The cutout I used was of a dragon and as I couldn't decide what colour I would  eventually use I cut out a black, red and a grey dragon all at the same time. I decided to go with the grey one in the end but to brighten the whole thing up  I placed red paper behind it.

When it came to putting a knob on the drawer front I tried a brass one  but it didn't seem to do anything for the unit so I used a grey one with a pearl inlay in it.

All in all I think it's quite cute and another one to add to my collection of pieces.


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