Crafting has no cultural boundaries for me. I like to work with the finest hand printed Japanese Washi papers to the textured, creamy water colour papers made in England and use crafting materials from every country in between! I made the little Japanese doll this week. She will be either made into a bookmark or mounted onto a card. It was such a pleasure to work with the Japanese papers and I almost salivated (but thankfully didn't!) over the beautiful patterns and texture of the paper. The way I feel about paper is the way that some of you feel about fabric or wool so you will know exactly what I mean!
The Japanese papers come in a vast array of colours and designs and are based on real-life kimono patterns.
In addition to playing with my washi papers, I have been mounting up my hand stamped and water coloured images onto card stock. The flash accidentally highlighted the cellophane packaging in the picture above looking like a watery sun!
I think these colours are very bold and vibrant.......................
but I also like the lived in look too! Have a lovely weekend everyone. I hope the sun will put in an appearance!