Saturday, September 24, 2011

Anyone for a drink?

Since my return from summer leave I've been busy working on new hanji designs. The design on the top of this box was inspired by a design I saw in Australia on an ipad cover which I just had to buy. I've adapted it for use as a cutout in paper and I think it works.

The ladies in our Hanji group are keen to make things to sell ready for a Christmas fair held here in Ras Al Khaimah in early December therefore the next few months will see a variety of Hanji goods which I hope to share with you all.

I decided to begin with a set of 6 coasters all enclosed in a handmade box.

Here are a few pictures for those of you who would like to make them.

Make a box and add a design

Cut out 6 coastersfrom cardboard

Tape all joints - Cut out paper of your choose - Glue paper onto the cardboard

Smooth out the paper

Brush protecting coating onto the coasters

A box of coasters

It's been a while but I just have to share this ...... Bali paper making

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