5 Ways To Decorate With Chigirie Chigirie Tip: Transform, Repurpose and Embellish Learn Chigirie with Joan Mead-Matsui Lampshades, decorative serving trays, wooden boxes, wall art, photos frames, coasters, and other household decor items are the perfect application for Chigirie using washi paper and a special paste. Get motivated! The holiday season is around the corner. Rather than toss an old wooden trinket box or a lampshade in the trash, transform them into a work of […]
Japanese Paper Tearing Art with the “Chigirie Tip of the Week“ From the beginning to the completion of a Chigirie collage, a variety of pre-dyed paper is used in place of paint and applied to the palette of your choice so the papers gently blend together. Chigirie: Depth and Perspective is your Tuesday Tip of the Week. A student recently asked me about the type of paper she should use to make her design stand […]
Weekly Chigirie Tutorial Join Joan Mead-Matsui, your Chigirie instructor and resident artist. Joan is a master Chigirie artist and the founder of one of the premier Chigirie learning sites and galleries on the web. She founded Chigirie.com 25 years ago and since then, has taught adult and children’s Japanese paper craft classes. Get Started! In much the same way you would build a structure from the ground up, the same holds true for an art […]
Friends and acquaintances who know me well understand why I love to fly-fish but they’re also aware I’m an advocate for responsible fishing, land and water preservation, and the healing effects nature provides. That’s why Trout Unlimited (TU) and Casting for Recovery (CfR) will each receive 5 percent of the proceeds from the sale of “The Trout” prints.