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Re: Re: Japanese Art

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Mark Alexander (mamjam)
Thu, 25 Sep 1997 06:58:39 -0500

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Sounds like a fun plan for third or fourth grade. Do you think I could get
away with using white glue or cut slits instead of hot melt?



At 4:16 AM 9/25/97, JUDIEJ48 wrote:
>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
>Let me know how it works for you if you try this.
>Judie J

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