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Re: Re: Japanese Art

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JUDIEJ48
Thu, 25 Sep 1997 04:16:53 -0400 (EDT)

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Japanese Kimonos--Using a heavier paper about 18" by 24"--watercolor works
well, have students paint designs that are used in Japanese fabrics. There
are books about Japanese borders, patterns, etc. probably in your local
library, however floral patterns are plentiful and these appear in many
Japanese kimonos. When dry, cut about 1/3 of the paper (on the short side)
giving you two pieces 8" by 18" and 16" by 18".
Form the larger piece into a cylinder and glue edges together.
Fold smaller piece in half and cut a neck opening (this can be creative using
either a "V" shape neckline, or a "square" neckline or invent your own.)
Drape folded piece over top of cylinder. Hot glue corners together. Can
embelish with yarn, ribbons, netsukes, etc. Makes a handsome sculptural
piece.

Let me know how it works for you if you try this.

Judie J


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