Recently, I learned to cross-stitch. It’s so decadent to take up a craft that takes forever to complete. Each line appear slowly, like an image being downloaded on a computer in the 1990s. And yet, I love it. It t gives me the chance to do something else than sit in front of a computer screen at night.
The origami crane is a pattern from Cross-Stitch to Calm: Stitch and De-stress With 40 Simple Patterns
I got to touch the Internet! This Vibrant Lives net was vibrating according to activities on the network at DHSI 2016.
You can create a map for your next crafts project in just a few simple steps.
How to create a map
- Apply thin strips of masking tape on watercolour paper.
- Use watercolour to colour the space between the tape.
- When the paint is dry, remove the strips.
- Add the name of the streets.
These shiny Pacific Northwest frogs will look nice on a card. I’m just testing the coil patterns for now, that’s why I’ve used the half-frogs that were on the edge.
After buying a ColorBox inkpad, I practiced making flowers with a set of rubber stamps.
Today I made greeting cards using Japanese rubber stamps.
Here’s a dragon card.
Then a geisha card.
I bought an old set of Japanese playing cards. I think they are called HYAKUNIN-ISSHU (100 Poems by 100 Poets).
The goal of the game is to match the poem with the author, but I can’t do it correctly because I don’t read Japanese.
The illustrations are beautiful.
I was thinking of using them for collage, but I would feel very bad breaking the set.
I made this tri-fold shutter card by following the video tutorial of TheMadStamper on Youtube.
This is what the card looks like from the top. It’s all about folding. There’s not much gluing in the card itself (except to apply the decorative paper), so I really like that.
When you decorate the card, make sure to leave some empty rectangles to write greetings. Plan carefully: some greetings will show when you close the card (see next photo).
This is what the card looks like when it’s closed. The central card (pale grey) could hold a main greeting.
I thought this card could be used to make an interesting zine. Maybe I can even put some of my comics on the panels.