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Quick & Simple: Collage Kimono Dolls

Easy to make!! & you don’t have to buy expensive materials to make these dolls. You will only need scissor, glue (I use white PVAc), and some old postcards. I use old poscards, but you can also use other papers (from old publication, flyers, etc). So, prepare all those stuff.

You don’t really need patterns to make these dolls. You can directly cut the paper, compose the pieces, and then join all pieces with glue. Now, let’s start

Step 1: cut the paper (make body shape). Also make 2 rectangulars (these are for the sleeves).

Step 2: make a curve on each sleeve. And then, make the head (more like an oval).

Step 3: make hair shape. When you cut the hair, put first the oval head above the hair paper. So you know how big should the hair is.

Step 4: Now all pieces are completed. Time to join them together.

Step 5: glue each sleeve on the back side of the body. Then put glue on the upper side of the body, then you can mount the head on the body.

Step: mount the hair onto the head. Voila! Now you have collage kimono doll!

April 11, 2010 at 12:57 am Leave a comment

How to make japanese washi doll (Temari Girl)

Let’s make washi doll!! Fun to do, and the doll looks pretty :) You can mount your doll onto a cardstock, and you’ll have a uniqe gift card!

Ok, let’s start!

You will need:
– washi paper (patterned). washi is japanese silkscreen paper
– mingei paper (plain washi)
– cardboard (white)
– crepe paper (black)
– fancy paper (red). this will be for the small ribbons

Optional:
You can add flat cotton/foam to the following parts:
– body (cardboard)
– right & left sleeve (cardboard)
– ball (cardboard)
It will create a dimensional effect. Just mount the cotton/foam to the cardboard.

About TEMARI:
Temari is a japanese folk game. The word literally means ‘hand’ (te) and ‘ball’ (mari). It is an ancient japanese folk art dating back more than 500 years.

April 11, 2010 at 12:51 am 2 comments

DIY: Kirigami Mistletoe

This is the second part of my kirigami xmas theme project.

Read the first part here

To make this kirigami mistletoe, you will need:

  • square paper (green). I use 8,5 x 8,5 cm
  • scissor
  • red paper (for the ribbon). I use 4 x 4 cm
  • small circles (for red and white berries). I use hope puncher to make them

Steps:

Begin with the basic folding. Steps explained here.

Now, we’re moving to the cutting part

  1. cut the paper
  2. now you have this part
  3. open it
  4. take the red paper, fold in half
  5. cut (make a ribbon shape)
  6. unfold/ open it
  7. place the ribbon on the top
  8. place the red & white berries. Mistletoe done!

You can mount this onto paperstock, and have a sweet xmas card!

Happy holidays!

Revi

December 14, 2009 at 1:13 am Leave a comment


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