Friday, March 20, 2009

Hippity Hop.....

This card uses bunnies from our Fox and Bunnies sheet and a background from our Washi Papers collection. The bunnies were stamped on a scrap of water color paper and a damp brush was used with water color pencils to color in the bunnies, sky and grass. This piece was trimmed and layered on black and then mustard cs, which was then layered on the bunny washi paper and finally layered on mustard cs blank card, landscape orientation. Japanese papers often reflect prints that are used on kimono fabrics. As the kimono are constructed from strips of cloth that run vertically from the bottom in the front to the bottom in the back, with no shoulder seam, patterns are usually printed so that they will have motifs that are both right side up on the front and upside down on the back and upside down on the front and right side up on the back. This sometimes requires playing a bit with the larger sheet of paper to find the right section to trim off for a background.

1 comment:

Sonia E. said...

This is so lovely! What a clever way to see the stamped image repeated somewhat on the washi paper. Thanks for sharing.